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DRPS : Course Catalogue : Deanery of Biomedical Sciences : Emerging and Neglected Infectious Diseases

Postgraduate Course: Neglected tropical diseases (EMND11004)

Course Outline
SchoolDeanery of Biomedical Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis course aims to promote an understanding of the concept of neglected diseases and their association with poverty and health inequalities
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs Students will be required to have regular access to a networked computer, and will be responsible for providing their own computing equipment and consumables.
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2022/23, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Flexible
Course Start Date 08/08/2022
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) Formal summative written assessment will constitute 60% of the student's grade. Online assessment will incorporate a variety of activities will constitute 40% of their overall course grade and is taken to represent a formative assessment of learning throughout the programme.
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. To have a sound understanding of the 13 diseases officially classed as neglected and further examples of neglected diseases
  2. To have a sound understanding of the underlying causes for the neglect of certain diseases
  3. To have a sound understanding of funding and health system inequalities with regards to different diseases
  4. To have a sound understanding of the overlap (high risk population groups and spatial clustering) of neglected diseases with each other and with the Big 3 (HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria)
  5. To have a sound understanding of the effects of co-infection on disease burden and the potential to coordinate disease control programmes to increase efficiency through collaboration
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Course URL http://www.enid.mvm.ed.ac.uk/
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Special Arrangements This course will be taught entirely by distance learning, using the virtual learning environment of Learn as the delivery platform. Course materials are protected by a secure username and password. These access details are made available to registered users only.

Additional Class Delivery Information This course will be delivered online through Learn.
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserDr Jenna Fyfe
Tel: 0131 242 9379
Email: jenna.fyfe@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Dan Yan
Tel: (131 6)515470
Email: Dan.Yan@ed.ac.uk
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