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

Postgraduate Course: One Health, Zoonoses and Emerging Infections (VESC11026)

Course Outline
SchoolRoyal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis course will teach the general concepts of One Health science and the requirements and examples of interdisciplinary research. The course will take students from science to policy and expose students to global burdens of disease, policy development, risk assessment, approaches to disease management.

The course will cover foodborne zoonotic diseases, conservation medicine, diseases of wild animals, evolutionary drivers for the emergence of disease, the prevention and control of zoonoses.

The course will also cover general concepts of 'Farm to Fork' approach, food chain information and traceability.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs Covered by mandatory APCs
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2023/24, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Please contact the School directly for a breakdown of Learning and Teaching Activities
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Coursework (100%) as follows:
- Written assignments (60%)
- Class presentations on a disease outbreak (40%)
Feedback Feedback and marks for all items will be given within fifteen working days of the submission date where possible. For the major written items, students will submit an abstract/outline before the final due date, and receive feedback within two days to guide their preparation. Feedback on computer and laboratory activities will be provided during the session. All written items will be marked by at least two markers.

Opportunities for feedback arise within timetabled classes (tutorials, practicals, lectures) as well as more formally through comments on specific pieces of work. Feedback can be provided not only on coursework assignments, tests and exam answers, but also on activities that are not formally assessed such as class discussions, group exercises, problem solving, and in the course of developing project plans and proposals. Course staff will endeavour to provide timely feedback on all activities.

No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. develop an advanced knowledge and understanding of a) the history and general concepts of One Health science;
  2. b) emerging infectious diseases, zoonotic infections and their drivers;
  3. c) the role of genetics in disease control options;
  4. d) the role of inter-disciplinary research, how natural and social environments affect the emergence and spread of infectious disease;
  5. e) general public health concepts such as food chain information and traceability.
Reading List
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Special Arrangements Nil
KeywordsNot entered
Course organiserDr Liam Morrison
Tel: (0131 6)51 9470
Course secretaryMr Stephen Mitchell
Tel: (0131 6)51 7112
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