Key information
Source: HOTCOURSES, January 2017.


Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Veterinary Medicine Environmental Health (General) Health Promotion

Course type


Course summary
Source: HOTCOURSES, January 2017.

This course will help the students 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. 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).

Different course options
Source: HOTCOURSES, January 2017.

Study mode



5 years

Start date


These are the sub-topics that you will study as part of this course.

Source: HOTCOURSES, January 2017.

Epidemiology and Animal Health Economics - Core

This module will enable students to understand the role of epidemiology and economics in the design and delivery of effective veterinary services aimed at improved animal health and productivity. Subject areas: introduction to statistics; introduction to veterinary epidemiology - basic principles, descriptive epidemiology, study design, sampling, quantitative aspects of diagnostic testing; animal health economics - principles, partial budgets, decision tree analysis, cost-benefit ratio, economics and project planning.

Statistical Methods in Veterinary Epidemiology - Core

The objectives of this module are to introduce statistical methods used in veterinary epidemiology to enable students to conduct multivariable analysis and statistical modelling of epidemiological data. Subject areas: introduction to measures of effect; analysis of cohort studies and case-control studies; likelihood, multivariable analysis and statistical modelling; simple logistic model, logistic regression, Poisson regression and Cox regression.

Veterinary Public Health - Core

This module will examine the role of veterinarians and other related professionals in the protection of human health through the safe production of foods of animal origin, control of zoonotic disease and environmental contamination. Subject areas: disease surveillance and risk analysis; zoonoses and their control; disseminating information on veterinary public health; quality and safety assurance in food production (meat, milk and eggs); development of disease control programmes.

Tuition fees
Source: HOTCOURSES, January 2017.

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course £12235 full course fees

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course £12235 full course fees

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements
Source: HOTCOURSES, January 2017.

Students need to have an undergraduate degree (e.g. bachelor) which is considered at least comparable to a UK second class honours degree, from an institution acceptable to the University, in one of the following subjects: veterinary science, animal science, agriculture, biological sciences or medicine; or an undergraduate degree (e.g. bachelor) in a scientific discipline which is considered at least comparable to a UK second class honours degree, from an institution acceptable to the University which has, in the opinion of the University, included suitable preliminary training.

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