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Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health PGCert

Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health PGCert

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Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Veterinary Medicine Environmental Health (General) Health Promotion

Course type


Course Summary

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).

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Study mode



5 years

Start date



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.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have an appropriate degree, professional or technical qualification and work experience considered appropriate and relevant by the University.