Testimonials and publications from past and current students.
This program opened my eyes to look in a broader view to health issues. Worldwide animal, human and ecosystem health are linked together in so many ways. Further, this program helped my to achieve my career aspirations. When starting the programme I worked as an official veterinarian at Import control, now 1 year later I got a job at the department of animal disease control. Mainly due to my One Health studies. In this department I can fully use the knowledge I gain throughout my studies in the One Health programme. Especially the zoonotic diseases have my attention in our team at the moment. I enjoyed online studying because of its freedom you have to plan your own studytime around work, free time and household. I read the lectures on the train to work and on a Sunday afternoon listen to a video presentation.
In summary, it's difficult for me to decide which part or course I enjoyed the most. Every course on its own gave me new perspectives and knowledge which I can use in my daily work.
My name is Sanja Cameron-Clarke. I am from Slovenia and am a veterinarian by profession. I am enrolled in the second year of MSc One Health. I worked as a small animal practitioner in the UK for a few years after I graduated and quickly realized that this was not the right path for me. I had a constant feeling that I wanted to contribute to global health more than just being a practitioner. I found the idea of the One Health MSc program very appealing. I thought the sound of One Health made sense and I felt the course could teach me a lot about different aspects of health on a global scale. Distance study appealed to me, because it gave me the chance to continue working full time and study at the same time.
I was unsure of what to expect from the course and had no experience with long distance study but the structure of the course is great. The first semester gives you all the background about One Health and immediately challenges you to think “outside the box”.
The first semester took quite a bit extra work and is a steep learning curve, because you have your lectures, but at the same time you are learning how to express yourself only in writing, how to search for and read relevant literature appropriately and how to master all relevant media you learn from. All of this took a bit of adjusting to.
However, I am now coming towards the end of the second year and I am realizing just how much I took from this program. Yes, you learn about One Health, but you also learn how to become academic and confident in conveying your opinions.
Knowing more about One Health and the confidence it gave me, helped me in the second year to successfully apply for a traineeship at the European Medicines Agency in London, where I currently work for the head of Veterinary Department.
I am enjoying the first year of the One Health programme tremendously. So far there has been a good introduction to the cornerstones of One Health and how various different disciplines can contribute to One Health. Even though the majority of students are from a veterinary background, I feel as though the course is not particularly veterinary biased which is pleasing. I feel as though this programme has allowed me to begin moving my career from private veterinary practice to veterinary public health and international development. The highlights for me have been the uploaded lectures from various speakers along with a detailed reading list.
- Video: Vet School PG Graduation 2019_Rachal Tidman
- 2019 Graduation
- Video: One Health online masters: Kelvin Momanyi - graduate testimonial
- A masters degree in One Health helped Kelvin get the job he wanted, opening up opportunities for him in his career.
- Video: One Health online masters: Jennifer Fearon - student testimonial
- Jennifer is a vet from Ireland who is now living in Africa. Studying online is ideal for her because she has to manage both work life and family life.
- Video: One Health MSc online: Salaviriuse Ahimbisibwe - student testimonial
- Salaviriuse is a vet from Uganda who studies the MSc in One Health online. Online as a mode of study enables Salaviriuse to continue to offer his professional expertise in his local community and to share what he learns with colleagues and farmers.
- Video: One Health MSc online: Sanath - student testimonial
- Indian veterinarian, Sanath, reflects on how studying an MSc in One Health has changed his mindset, and led him to appreciate the interface issues between humans and animals. Sanath is a recipient of a scholarship from the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission. Join our online learning community: https://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/online-learning/postgraduate This interview was filmed at the Global Health Academy One Health Summer School, which took place at the University of Rwanda in August 2019.