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Full time | London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, University of London | 1 year | OCT-21

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

OCT-21

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Veterinary Medicine

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview

This is a joint programme provided by LSHTM and the Royal Veterinary College (RVC). There is a shortage of trained veterinary epidemiologists and there are excellent career opportunities for graduates. This course provides training in essential methodological skills for the design, conduct, analysis, interpretation and communication of epidemiological studies; and surveillance and disease control in animal and human populations.

In a world where global transport links allow rapid movement of people and animals, disease can spread more quickly than before and is harder to control than ever. In such a world there is a growing need for trained veterinary epidemiologists at the front line of disease surveillance and control.

This unique programme is delivered jointly by LSHTM and RVC and is supported by policy makers from the forefront of the UK government. You will learn essential methodological skills for the design, conduct, analysis, interpretation and communication of epidemiological studies; and surveillance and disease control in animal and human populations.

Your areas of study will combine LSHTM's strengths in epidemiological principles and communicable disease epidemiology, with the RVC’s expertise in veterinary epidemiology, animal health and production.

Objectives

By the end of this programme students will be able to:

  • design and implement epidemiological studies and surveillance systems
  • analyse and interpret data from epidemiological studies
  • undertake risk analysis and apply this to animal health economics
  • apply epidemiological principles to disease control within animal and human populations
  • give pragmatic advice on animal health linked to welfare, production and public health
  • communicate effectively on the health of animal and human populations to a range of audiences, including the general public, farmers, researchers, politicians and other key policy makers

Modules

Applied Veterinary Epidemiology (RVC) - Core
Economics of One Health (RVC) - Core
Surveillance of Animal Health & Production (RVC) - Core
Epidemiological Aspects of Laboratory Investigation - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£10,990

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£25,410

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a first- or second-class university honours degree or equivalent. Individuals with degrees in veterinary science, biological sciences, veterinary or human medicine, mathematics or statistics, and relevant postgraduate experience, are all encouraged to apply. Applicants are expected to have a high level of numeracy skills (e.g. A Level Mathematics or Statistics or a module with a good mark in their university degree).

University information

Students, academics, and professionals study with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and come from all over the world for its international culture, collaboration, research excellence and renowned Master’s programmes, research degrees and short courses in global health. Over the last 120 years, LSHTM has spearheaded world-leading research and teaching within a global network of academics, alumni, students and partners....more