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Undergraduate Course: Global Health and Infectious Diseases (BIME10021)

Course Outline
SchoolDeanery of Biomedical Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course is designed to consolidate many of the themes of global health and infectious diseases that students will have been exposed to in their earlier years at the University of Edinburgh.

The course content will be split broadly into six themes:
1. What is global health, and why are infectious diseases important in our modern world?
2. Zoonoses and integrated control
3. Health care challenges
4. Infectious disease in the developing world
5. Global health challenges
6. The sustainability goals and food security

The lectures are organised to provide a clear transition from the origin and establishment of infectious diseases to their management and control.

Utilisation of Learn:
The course will also provide asynchronous support for student via the virtual learning environment, Learn. Students will be encouraged to discuss the lectures and their content on the discussion boards provided.

Additional reading and relevant information, as well as up-to-date discussion relating to local, national and international events of interest will also be presented within this resource. It is hoped that at the end of this course, students will be aware of the current events and developments within the sphere of global health and infectious diseases. Ongoing engagement with this information streams will be encouraged beyond the duration of this course.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Biomedical Sciences 3 (BIME09008)
It is RECOMMENDED that students have passed Medical Microbiology 3 (BIME09002)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements It is highly recommended that students have passed Medical Microbiology 3. Students who are either enrolled on the BSc (Hons) Medical Sciences, or who spent their third year abroad, or who are taking an intercalated year, are exempt from the requirement to have taken and passed Biomedical Sciences 3.
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