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DRPS : Course Catalogue : Deanery of Biomedical Sciences : International Animal Health

Postgraduate Course: Socioeconomic Principles for One Health (INAH11025)

Course Outline
SchoolDeanery of Biomedical Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
Course typeOnline Distance Learning AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course will describe the methods to identify and quantify the human suffering and economic costs across the human and animal sectors if we fail to build appropriate human and institutional capacities and fail to exploit available technologic innovations in countering health threats. A reduced disease burden among poor people globally will lead to enhanced economic and social contribution by individuals and communities.
This component will focus on the data needs and tools for assessing the dual impact of zoonoses on human and animal populations. It will provide the necessary skills for estimating this impact alongside the costs of socially appropriate interventions, so as to inform advocacy, priority setting and resource allocation, both in terms of overall resources and cost sharing between medical and veterinary sectors. Socio-economic research methods will be explained, including focus groups and questionnaires and the use of participatory approaches with an emphasis on understanding and analysing the socioeconomic context of households and communities affected by zoonotic disease.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2015/16, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
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