MSc Veterinary Epidemiology
Also available as a Postgraduate Diploma
In a world where global transport links allow rapid movement of people and animals, disease can spread more quickly than before and is harder to control than ever. In such a world there is a growing need for trained veterinary epidemiologists at the front line of disease surveillance and control.
This unique programme is delivered jointly by the School and the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) and is supported by policy makers from the forefront of the UK government. You will learn essential methodological skills for the design, conduct, analysis, interpretation and communication of epidemiological studies; and surveillance and disease control in animal and human populations.
Your areas of study will combine the School’s strengths in epidemiological principles and communicable disease epidemiology, with the RVC’s expertise in veterinary epidemiology, animal health and production. You will also gain a fascinating insight into the work of the Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs and the Animal and Plant Health Agency.
There is a shortage of trained veterinary epidemiologists so there are excellent career opportunities in a variety of organisations involved in disease control, as well as in teaching, research and food-related industries. Graduates hold senior positions within government departments, in research centres and pharmaceutical companies.
Statistics for Epidemiology and Population Health
Epidemiology in Practice
Epidemiological Aspects of Laboratory Investigation
Surveillance of Animal Health & Production
Economics of One Health
Statistical Methods in Epidemiology
Modelling and the Dynamics of Infectious Diseases
Epidemiology and Control of Communicable Diseases
Applied Veterinary Epidemiology
You will complete a research project on a relevant topic of your choice. You will be encouraged to submit a manuscript of your report for publication in a peer-reviewed journal.
Duration: one year full-time or two years by split-study.
Programme directors: Dr Ellen Fragaszy (LSHTM), Dr Julian Drewe (RVC)
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