University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow

Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Resistance

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is arguably the world's greatest health challenge. It threatens our ability to control many infectious diseases of humans and animals, both in the developed world, middle and lower income countries, impacting not just health and welfare, but also our food production systems. The epidemiology of infectious diseases is key to tackling antimicrobial resistance. This programme will equip students with a broad skill set in epidemiology of infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance by combining training in epidemiological investigations, quantitative methods, laboratory-based approaches, bioinformatic tools, alongside the global ethical and legal contexts. **Contact: mvls-epidemiologyofinfdisease@glasgow.ac.uk September start MSc: 12 months full-time** **WHY THIS PROGRAMME** This is a unique programme combining training in the epidemiology of infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance that will provide students with multi-disciplinary skills needed to address these global public and veterinary health challenges from biomedical, social or policy perspectives. The close interdisciplinary efforts of the Institute are further evidenced by the establishment of a new research hub, the OHRBID laboratory ("One Health Research in Bacterial Infectious Diseases"), providing hands-on experience and training in the identification of genetic and genomic mechanisms underlying AMR. This programme will equip students with an exceptionally broad knowledge base and a suite of skills in infectious disease epidemiology and AMR - epidemiological and ecological modelling, statistical analyses, epidemiological study design, mitigation strategies, genetic aspects of AMR, genomics data analysis, and ethical and legal issues. The Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine will deliver this programme, comprised of leading experts in the field of epidemiology of infectious diseases, including molecular and field epidemiologists, as well as statisticians, mathematical modellers and microbiologists, who will provide a One Health context relevant to developed as well as lower and middle income countries. **PROGRAMME STRUCTURE** **Core and optional courses:** - Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases is a 180-credit taught programme comprising of a combination of compulsory and optional courses. **Compulsory courses in Semester 1 (total 60 credits):** - Key Research Skills - Core skills in epidemiology of infectious disease **Compulsory and Optional Courses in semester 2 (total 60 credits) selected from 10-credit courses:** - Epidemiological aspects of AMR* - Genetic and genomic aspects of AMR* - Animal Welfare Science, Ethical and Legal (AWSEL) aspects of AMR* - Diagnostic Technologies and Devices - Programming in R - Molecular Epidemiology and Phylodynamics - Single Species Models - Infectious Diseases Ecology and the Dynamics of Emerging Diseases - Multi Species Models - Introduction to Bayesian Statistics - Biodiversity Informatics - Molecular Analyses for Biodiversity Conservation Note: * required for graduating with MSC in Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Resistance **Summer** - Independent project in Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Resistance (60 credits) **Programme alteration or discontinuation** The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Student contract. www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/senateoffice/studentcontract/ **CAREER PROSPECTS** After completing the MSc in Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Resistance students will be equipped to progress academically to PhD level or to pursue a career outside academia.

Entry requirements

MSc: 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject providing a background in veterinary or medical science, biology and ecology, or mathematics and statistics.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 21,020 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,000 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,000 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Glasgow G12 8QQ Scotland

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