Disease in Livestock Ecosystems (Dynamics and Control) MSc

Key information
Source: HOTCOURSES, August 2016.

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Veterinary Medicine Ecology Animal Husbandry

Course type

Taught

Course summary
Source: HOTCOURSES, August 2016.

This programme provides scientific knowledge of the fundamental biological processes (e.g. behaviour, physiology, immunology, ecology) and environmental and farming management practices (e.g. husbandry, nutrition, livestock trade) driving disease transmission, persistence, prevalence and spread in livestock production systems. This enables in-depth understanding of complex environmental patterns of disease, which facilitates prediction of disease risk and control. The multidisciplinary systems approach used provides you with the skills to understand the roles of animal health professionals in tackling the grand challenges of food security, climate change and disease control. By the end of the programme you will not only have a detailed understanding of the biology driving disease persistence and prevalence, but also how the biology scales up from individuals to populations. You will understand how this interacts with agricultural management practices to determine the efficacy of disease control strategies and livestock production (i.e. interdisciplinary systems thinking and communication). Furthermore, the systems approach offers a way to frame disease challenges and problem solve disease risk at a range of scales (e.g. from veterinarians tackling specific on farm disease challenges to the consequences of climate change on disease risk). In this programme, students will acquire knowledge about disease systems in livestock production environments and the interactions between the biological and livestock management processes driving disease dynamics; acquire specific skills to link individual farm environments and management practices to disease risk and production efficiency at farm and national scales; be able to interpret, be critical of and communicate scientific results and information in research.

Different course options
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Study mode

Distance without attendance

Duration

72 months

Start date

SEP-17

Tuition fees
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UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements
Source: HOTCOURSES, August 2016.

Applicants need a veterinary degree or a degree in a natural (biological or physical) science, with an excellent or very good classification (equivalent to first or upper second class honours in the UK). Relevant work experience may be considered.

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