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DRPS : Course Catalogue : Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies : Veterinary Sciences

Postgraduate Course: One Health, Zoonoses and Emerging Infections (VESC11026)

Course Outline
SchoolRoyal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Course typeStandard AvailabilityAvailable to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) Credits10
Home subject areaVeterinary Sciences Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThis course will teach the general concepts of One Health science and the requirements and examples of interdisciplinary research. The course will take students from science to policy and expose students to global burdens of disease, policy development, risk assessment, approaches to disease management.

The course will cover foodborne zoonotic diseases, conservation medicine, diseases of wild animals, evolutionary drivers for the emergence of disease, the prevention and control of zoonoses.

The course will also cover general concepts of ┐Farm to Fork┐ approach, food chain information and traceability.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs Covered by mandatory APCs
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesn/a
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?No
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Semester 2, Available to all students (SV1) Learn enabled:  No Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Course Start Date 13/01/2014
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Please contact the School directly for a breakdown of Learning and Teaching Activities
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Please contact the School directly for a breakdown of Assessment Methods
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
Students will develop an advanced knowledge and understanding of:
┐ the history and general concepts of One Health science
┐ the development of One Health as an example of interdisciplinary research in the 21st century
┐ emerging infectious diseases, zoonotic infections and their drivers
┐ conservation medicine and diseases of wildlife
┐ the role of genetics in disease control options
┐ the role of inter-disciplinary research, how natural and social environments affect the emergence and spread of infectious disease
Students will be able to consider policy aspects, to perform risk assessments and to highlight and develop the prevention and control of disease through:
┐ Science to Policy
┐ international collaborations and initiatives
┐ general concepts such as ┐Farm to Fork┐ approach, food chain information and traceability.
Assessment Information
- Written assignments (60%)
- Class presentations and problem solving exercises (40%)
Special Arrangements
Nil
Additional Information
Academic description Not entered
Syllabus Not entered
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern This course will be delivered as a series of:
┐ Lectures
┐ Subject-specific tutorials
┐ Specialist seminars and workshops
┐ Scientific group discussions, e.g. subject-specific journal clubs
┐ Self-directed learning exercises and presentation of results to colleagues in a variety of formats
┐ Visits to allied institutions
┐ Conferences to engage with One Health science.
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserDr Chris Low
Tel:
Email: v1clow@exseed.ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Willie Van-Wijde
Tel: (0131 6)51 3914
Email: Willie.van.Wijde@ed.ac.uk
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