London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, University of London

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, University of London

Veterinary Epidemiology

The course aims to provide an understanding of the conceptual basis of epidemiology and training in essential methodological skills for the conduct of epidemiological studies in animal populations; it draws on the combined strengths of the School and the Royal Veterinary college in all aspects of animal health and production; by the end of this course students will be able to: design and implement epidemiological studies and surveillance systems; analyse and interpret data from epidemiological studies; undertake risk analysis and apply this to animal health economics; apply epidemiological principles to disease control within animal and human populations; give pragmatic advice on animal health linked to welfare, production and public health; and communicate effectively on the health of animal and human populations to a range of audiences, including the general public, farmers, researchers, politicians and other key policy makers.

Entry requirements

Recognised undergraduate degree in veterinary science, biological science, mathematics or statistics, together with relevant post-graduation experience.

Course modules

Core modules: extended epidemiology; epidemiological aspects of laboratory investigation; surveillance of animal health and production; statistics for EPH; data management for epidemiological studies; communication skills in epidemiology; animal health economics; statistical methods in epidemiology; modelling and the dynamics of infectious diseases; epidemiology and control of communicable diseases; applied veterinary epidemiology. Optional modules include: epidemiology in context; molecular epidemiology of infectious diseases; introduction to computing.

Assessment methods

Assessed by: project report.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,690 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,690 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,690 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,690 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 19,480 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,500 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 9,500 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
Diploma Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Whole course (England) 9 months
Diploma Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,770 per Whole course (International) 9 months
Diploma Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 9 months
Diploma Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Whole course (Scotland) 9 months
Diploma Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Whole course (Wales) 9 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Camden WC1E 7HT South East

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