Veterinary Epidemiology MSc/PGDip

Royal Veterinary College

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Full-time | Camden Campus | 1 year | SEP-19
  • Full-time | Camden Campus | 1 year | SEP-19
  • Part-time | Camden Campus | 2 years | SEP-19

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Course Summary

This programme is led by veterinary epidemiologists and supported by policy makers from the forefront of UK government and you will gain a fascinating insight into the work of the Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA, formerly AHVLA). Your areas of study will combine LSHTM’s strengths in epidemiological principles and communicable disease epidemiology, with the RVC’s expertise in veterinary epidemiology, animal health and production. 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 epidemiologists at the front line of disease surveillance. In order to meet the demand for skilled professionals, the RVC has developed a unique postgraduate veterinary epidemiology course, delivered jointly with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM).

Upon successful completion of the course you will be able to: demonstrate and understand the key concepts underpinning the discipline of veterinary and medical epidemiology; select an appropriate study design when confronted with an epidemiological research question and develop a detailed study protocol capable of answering the research question; analyse and interpret epidemiological data derived from cross-sectional, case-control and cohort studies; review critically the published epidemiological literature; apply epidemiological principles to surveillance, and infection and disease control, within animal and human populations; communicate effectively with researchers from different disciplinary backgrounds and communicate effectively with other people with an interest in human and animal health, including the general public and key policy makers. Students will also achieve PgDip award in this course.

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£9,980 per year

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Island Fees (Channel Islands & Isle of Man): £23,050. Postgraduate Diploma fees: £6,750.

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About this University

The Royal Veterinary College (RVC) is the UK's largest and longest-established independent veterinary school, and a constituent college of the University of London. Offering programmes in veterinary medicine, veterinary nursing and biological sciences, the RVC is consistently in the Complete University Guide's top ten for veterinary medicine. The RVC achieved Gold status for its teaching (TEF 2017) and holds full accreditation from AVMA, EAEVE, RCVS and AVBC – allowing graduates to work all over the world.


Camden Campus

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