Postgraduate Course: Introduction to One Health policy (BIME11140)
|School||Deanery of Biomedical Sciences
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
|Course type||Online Distance Learning
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course introduces the principles of policy process development in the context of One Health, highlighting the importance of understanding the various components of policy development and the influences, drivers and stakeholders involved in that process.
The weekly content is proposed to follow this framework in the first instance, but may be revised during the lifetime of the course:
Week 1: Introduction to the policy process and its role in One Health
Week 2: One Health policy frameworks for integrating disease surveillance and control
Week 3: Designing and conducting policy research
Week 4: Communicating policy outcomes
Week 5: Critical analysis of One Health initiatives from the policy perspective
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2019/20, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 10,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10,
Online Activities 25,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Summative assessment consists of an online element worth 40% and a written element worth 60% of the total marks.
||Comprehensive written feedback is provided for each assessed element individually with 15 working days of the assessment deadline. Students are expected to reflect on their feedback, to seek additional clarification if appropriate, and to use this to improve on future assignments of a similar nature.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Understand the evolution of One Health from its historical origins towards the current international movement
- Understand how policy is made and how it 'can be changed'
- Analyse current examples of One Health approaches from the policy perspective
- Understand and appreciate the challenges faced in 'institutionalizing' One Health
|The course will draw from current literature and other publications relevant to the topic. A reading list will be provided to support the course content.|
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||The study materials provided in this course will enhance the student's abilities to search for, read and understand the relevant scientific literature, to use this to support specific arguments and to present the findings in a coherent and appropriate way. They will also develop skills in One Health Policy through the use of an online learning platform, online search engines and word-processing and presentation packages. Online discussion with tutors and peers will develop confidence in communicating with others and the skills to engage in high level academic discourse. The independent study aspect of the course will enhance the student's abilities in time-management and self-motivation.
|Course organiser||Dr Kim Picozzi
Tel: (0131 6)50 6257
|Course secretary||Miss Sarah Fraser
Tel: (0131 6)50 3289