Postgraduate Course: Epidemiology and the control of vector borne disease (EMND11019)
|School||Deanery of Biomedical Sciences
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course aims to promote an understanding of the causation, transmission and control of vector borne disease.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|| It is RECOMMENDED that students have passed
Emerging and Neglected Infectious Diseases (MIBM10046)
||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
|Not being delivered|
| At the completion of this course the candidate should understand:
* Parasite transmission dynamics between vectors and hosts
* Transmission dynamics as a basis for control strategies
* Current and novel approaches to vector control
* Effect of climate change on disease vectors and distribution
* Socioeconomic considerations in the control of vector-borne diseases
Selected examples will be drawn globally to illustrate fundamental mechanisms of aetiology and epidemiology. Emphasis will be placed on Human African Trypanosomiasis, malaria, leishmaniasis and Lyme disease.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||This course will be taught entirely by distance learning, using the virtual learning environment of WebCT 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 WebCT
|Course organiser||Dr Kim Picozzi
Tel: (0131 6)50 6257
|Course secretary||Miss Sarah Fraser
Tel: (0131 6)50 3289