The programme begins in September and runs part-time over a period of 1-6 years, depending on which award you choose to study.
The programme is structured to allow progression via Certificate, Diploma and MSc; however, it is also possible to finish at the Certificate or Diploma. The Certificate is usually studied over 1-2 years, the Diploma 2-4 years and the full Masters can take from between 3-6 years to complete depending on how much time you have to dedicate to studying per academic year.
Thus, the programme is very flexible and students can also opt to take time out for employment or family reasons. It is also possible to pay by seperate courses to help spread the cost of your studies.
Delivered using a blend of online learning methods, the programme is supported by the University’s award-winning online learning environments.
The Certificate comprises three compulsory courses. Each course is taught over a period of 10 weeks. The three courses in the Certificate are:
|Introduction to One Health||20|
|Applied Epidemiology, Surveillance and Observational Studies||20|
|One Health Policy and Practice||20|
The Diploma comprises at least one (or more) of the following 20 credit courses, plus a choice from the following 10 credit courses (totalling 60 credits). Each 20-credit course is taught over a period of 10 weeks, whilst the 10-credit courses are taught over a five-week period.
|Socio-economic Principles of One Health||20|
|One Health Management and Risk Assessment||20|
|Emerging Infectious Diseases||10|
|Communication, Public Engagement and Conservation||10|
|Introduction to GIS and Spatial Analysis||10|
|Surveillance and Control of Trans-boundary Disease affecting International Trade||10|
|Wildlife Disease Management||10|
|Ex situ Wildlife Management||10|
|Wild Animal Welfare||10|
|Extreme and Fragile Ecosystems||10|
|Water and Sanitation||10|
The written reflective element is an assignment of 10000-15000 words (60 credits). This can take the form of one of the following:
Supervision for this element of the programme will be provided by existing research staff and subject experts currently employed by the University of Edinburgh. Candidates will also be encouraged, where appropriate, to work closely with senior staff at their home institutions.
Students will be required to submit a proposal that demonstrates an appropriate level of critical analysis, academic knowledge and reflection, depending on the choice made, prior to progression to the Masters year.
This article was published on Feb 26, 2013