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One Health: ecosystems, humans and animals MSc

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Full time | Camden Campus | 1 year | SEP-23

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-23

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Ecology

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

What is the MSc in One Health: ecosystems, humans and animals?

Changing environmental, social and agricultural conditions are a threat to animal and human health and welfare.

Many infectious diseases can pass between animals and humans, while food production, human diet and community stability are harmed by diseases that infect livestock and wildlife. Emerging veterinary infectious diseases and human diseases, such as highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses, emphasise the threat posed by these issues.

The One Health approach recognises the relationship between health and disease at the human, animal and environment interfaces and has become an important focus in both medical and veterinary science. It promotes a “whole of society” treatment of health hazards and a systemic change of perspective in the management of risk.

If you are interested in One Health and the control of infectious disease (particularly in the developing world), then this unique course could be for you. We welcome applications from individuals with a background in public health, veterinary sciences, animal or biological sciences, social and environmental sciences, ecology and wildlife health. If you are interested in this field, but do not have the relevant background, please speak with the course directors who can consider such cases on an individual basis. The course is delivered jointly by the RVC, University of London and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM).

At the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Understand the One Health concept and approach problem solving using a trans-disciplinary methodology
  • Understand the origin, context and drivers of infectious disease at the human, animal and environment interface
  • Evaluate impacts of multi-host infections on human, animal and ecosystem health and economics directly, or indirectly, via food, disease vectors or the environment.
  • Develop a One Health systems approach to complex disease issues in monitoring, surveillance, diagnosis, prevention and control
  • Critically review published literature
  • Design a research project

Modules

Foundations of One Health (RVC) - Core
Infectious Disease Emergence (RVC) - Core
Introduction to One Health Epidemiology and Surveillance (RVC) - Core
Introduction to Disease Agents for One Health (LSHTM) - Core
Medical Anthropology and Public Health (LSHTM) - Core
Economics of One Health (RVC) - Core
One Health: Situation Analysis and Systems Thinking(RVC) - Core
One Health: Situation Analysis and Systems Thinking(RVC) - Core
Medical Anthropology and Public Health (LSHTM) - Core
Economics of One Health (RVC) - Core
Research project

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

14,180

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

25,630

Entry requirements

To apply for the MSc One Health: ecosystems, humans and animals, you must have (or expect to receive) a first or second class Honours degree.