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

Postgraduate Course: Epidemiology and Modelling (VESC11027)

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 descriptionThe course will be an introduction to epidemiology, modelling approaches and the principles of statistics for control of infectious diseases. The course will use a problem-solving approach to facilitate learning and practice basic epidemiological concepts and use of statistics.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs Nil
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) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 12, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 12, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 8, Fieldwork Hours 3, Summative Assessment Hours 3, Revision Session Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 58 )
Additional Notes MCQ 25% practical 25% written essay 50%
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 25 %, Coursework 50 %, Practical Exam 25 %
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
Students will develop an understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of different epidemiological and statistical methods, the links to modelling of disease with exemplars of how the approaches may be employed to undertake disease research and how they are used for prediction and risk analyses:
general concepts of epidemiology and principles applied during investigations of infectious diseases
molecular epidemiology
the use of modelling approaches for research investigation
statistical applications in analysis and interpretation of scientific data.
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 scientific group discussions
Self-directed learning exercises
Presentation of results to peers.
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserProf Ruth Zadoks
Tel:
Email: Ruth.Zadoks@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Willie Van-Wijde
Tel: (0131 6)51 3914
Email: Willie.van.Wijde@ed.ac.uk
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