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MSc Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health


Course Description

Study for a prestigious MSc Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health

by distance learning

This programme provides animal health specialists, epidemiologists and public health specialists with an understanding of the conceptual basis of veterinary epidemiology and public health. Students learn economic concepts in animal health and production and develop statistical skills for epidemiological investigations and disease modelling.

Programme aims

Graduates of this programme will be able to:

- develop their skills in basic and advanced statistical methods in order to undertake epidemiological investigations and disease modelling
- understand the use of economic concepts in animal health and production
- challenge the perceptions of what constitutes safe food production and make an objective judgement of contemporary issues such as antibiotic resistance
- develop their own strategies for combating chronic farm animal diseases, control zoonotic diseases through surveillance and apply herd health programmes to maximise economic returns from animal production.

Prestige

The programme has been developed by academics at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), the oldest and largest veterinary school in the UK and one of the leading veterinary research centres in Europe. In 1999, the RVC became the first UK veterinary school to be granted approval by the American Veterinary Medical Association. The RVC also provides support for the veterinary profession through its three referral hospitals, diagnostic services and continuing professional development courses.

Career progression

Graduates of the programme are employed in a variety of organizations, including the Department for Environment and Rural Affairs (Defra), University Veterinary faculties and international organisations including the FAO and World Health Organisation (WHO).

Comprehensive study materials and support

The support you receive includes:

- academic feedback on written assignments
- tutorial support concerning academic matters from RVC staff
- opportunities for local networking and mutual support from other students on the programme
- as all of the study materials you require are mailed to you, there is no requirement to purchase expensive textbooks or spend time trying to locate journals, which may not be available to you locally.

A student perspective

Our graduates find that the international recognition and prestige of their degree opens doors and creates opportunities in their careers.

Stuart Jaques chose to study for the MSc in Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health. When he was appointed to the role of Chief Veterinary Officer to the Isle of Man Government, he became interested in the detail of disease transmission and control, and felt he required a deeper understanding of certain concepts.

"I’ve found my studies have fully reintegrated my knowledge; filling in certain gaps and enhancing my skill set substantially. Would I recommend distance learning? Absolutely." - Stuart Jaques, MSc in Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health, Isle of Man

Contact us

If you have any questions, please contact our Student Advice Centre:
http://www.londoninternational.ac.uk/contact-us

Visit the MSc Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health page on the University of London International Programmes website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Stuart Jaques

I've found my MSc in Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health studies reintegrated my knowledge; filling in certain gaps and enhancing my skill set substantially.

I'm more confident in my own ability, particularly having sharpened my critical abilities and written skills. Further unexpected bonuses have included the appreciation of the economics of world agricultural trade, alternative world farm systems and tools to improve communication with farmers and the public.

Would I recommend distance learning? Absolutely, particularly as you can take one or two modules initially and decide later whether the full MSc is for you – just make sure you don't go three or more days without any study unless pre-planned. It’s hard to catch up once you're behind!


Scholarships

Entry Requirements

A second class honours degree or equivalent from an institution acceptable to the University of London. An advanced level of English language is required

Course Fees

£11,325 for MSc (option to pay as you study)


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