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Postgraduate Course: Introduction to One Health policy (BIME11140)

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 Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis 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.
Course description 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)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2022/23, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  0
Course Start Flexible
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 10, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10, Online Activities 25, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 53 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Summative assessment consists of an online element worth 40% and a written element worth 60% of the total marks.
Feedback 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
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Understand the evolution of One Health from its historical origins towards the current international movement
  2. Understand how policy is made and how it 'can be changed'
  3. Analyse current examples of One Health approaches from the policy perspective
  4. Understand and appreciate the challenges faced in 'institutionalizing' One Health
Learning Resources
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.
Additional Information
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.
KeywordsOne Health,policy,development
Course organiserDr Kim Picozzi
Tel: (0131 6)50 6257
Course secretaryMs Deborah Walker
Tel: (0131 6)51 1513
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