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DRPS : Course Catalogue : Deanery of Biomedical Sciences : International Animal Health

Postgraduate Course: Zoonotic disease (INAH11004)

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 appreciation of public health risks associated with diseases transmissible from animals to man.
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, Online Activities 30, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 58 )
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 discussion in both a synchronous and asynchronous environment will contribute further to the final mark. In combination with the submission of electronic course assignments, these elements will provide the remaining 40% of the final mark.
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Analyse and communicate the role of that zoonotic diseases have played in human history
  2. Critically analyse the mechanisms of viral spillover and emerging infectious disease transmission, and its relevance in the 21st century
  3. Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of bacterial, viral and parasitic zoonotic diseases; critically evaluate how they can be controlled, with awareness of local, national and global factors and influences.
  4. Review and evaluate the total societal burden of zoonotic disease
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Course URL http://www.internationalanimalhealth.ed.ac.uk
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Special Arrangements This courses will be taught entirely by distance learning, using the virtual learning environment Learn as the delivery platform. Course materials are protected by secure username and password access, that will be made available to registered users.
Additional Class Delivery Information This course will be delivered online through Learn.
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserDr Aileen Jordan
Tel:
Email: ahallida@exseed.ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMs Deborah Walker
Tel: (0131 6)51 1513
Email: Deborah.Walker@ed.ac.uk
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