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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
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThe 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.
Course description Not entered
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
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2015/16, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
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 Information (Learning and Teaching) MCQ 25% practical 25% written essay 50%
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 25 %, Coursework 50 %, Practical Exam 25 %
Additional Information (Assessment) - Written assignments (60%)
- Class presentations and problem solving exercises (40%)
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
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.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Special Arrangements Nil
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserMs Lindsay Dalziel
Tel: (0131 6)50 7601
Email: Lindsay.Dalziel@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Willie Van-Wijde
Tel: (0131 6)51 3914
Email: Willie.van.Wijde@ed.ac.uk
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