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DRPS : Course Catalogue : Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies : Veterinary Sciences

Postgraduate Course: Food Policy (VESC11186)

Course Outline
SchoolRoyal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
Course typeOnline Distance Learning AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryHow does public policy influence the food that we grow and consume and how do we assess these policies?
Course description A case study based course investigating the ways in which policy influences what food is grown, and how we consume it. Students will gain knowledge and understanding of what policies are, how they are developed, and how they are influenced. They will gain practice experience of policy analysis tools in specific food related case studies.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
High Demand Course? Yes
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 ( Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 98 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 50% Case study 1 (Individual) - Policy analysis of supply side policy: On a choice of case studies with a one page policy brief output LO 1, 2 and 3

50% Case study 2 (Individual) - Policy analysis of demand side policy: On a choice of case studies with a one page policy brief output LO 1, 2 and 3

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No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Students will have knowledge and understanding of the role of public policy and its development with specific food context (SQF 11.1)
  2. Students will have practical applied knowledge of policy analysis methods relating to food policies (SQF 11.2)
  3. Students will be able to critically analysis food related policies (SQF 11.3)
  4. Students will gain experience creating policy specific materials such as policy briefs for a specific audience (policy makers) (SQF 11.5)
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsHIgh Demand
Contacts
Course organiserDr Kirsteen Shields
Tel:
Email: Kirsteen.Shields@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Elizabeth Wright
Tel: (0131 6)50 6272
Email: E.Wright@ed.ac.uk
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