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

Postgraduate Course: Dissertation in Infectious Diseases and One Health (VESC11159)

Course Outline
SchoolRoyal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
Course typeDissertation AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits60 ECTS Credits30
SummaryThe course aims to develop the student┐s skills and knowledge in a specific area of infectious diseases and One Health.
Course description The course aims to develop the student┐s skills and knowledge in a specific area of infectious diseases and One Health. The project may be performed in any of the three academic partner universities or in one of the Associate Partner institutions. All students will have at least one supervisor from one of the Academic Partner universities. The project will involve techniques including but not limited to those experienced in the first three semesters of the programme. The student will work as an independent researcher and interact with other laboratory members as a full member of the group, including presenting at laboratory meetings. The dissertation will be in the format of a short scientific paper for a relevant journal.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2018/19, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 600 ( Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 6, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 294 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Coursework 100%
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate knowledge of an advanced area of infectious diseases and One Health
  2. Demonstrate the ability to design and carry out experiments independently
  3. Demonstrate understanding of the etiquette and requirements for harmonious laboratory work and the ability to work as part of a research team
  4. Present the results of a research project in professional format
  5. Demonstrate understanding of the ethical issues and paid attention to the principles of reduction, replacement, and refinement in animal research
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Keywordsinfectious diseases,one health
Contacts
Course organiserDr Robert Dalziel
Tel: (0131 6)51 9233
Email: Robert.Dalziel@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Eleanor Graham
Tel: (0131 6)51 3194
Email: Eleanor.Graham@ed.ac.uk
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