MSc One Health: Ecosystems, Humans and AnimalsLondon School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
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MSc One Health: Ecosystems, Humans and Animals
This program is delivered jointly by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and the Royal Veterinary College (RVC). It addresses a broad range of topics under the One Health paradigm and provides a foundation in the principles of diseases in the context of sociological systems, global health and food safety. Students develop skills related to methodology, transdisciplinary interactions and using a systems approach.
By the end of this program, students should be able to:
- understand the One Health concept and approach problem solving using a transdisciplinary methodology
- understand the origin, context and drivers of infectious disease at the human, animal and environment interface
- evaluate impacts of multi-host infections on human, animal and ecosystem health and economics directly, or indirectly via food, vectors or the environment
- develop a One Health systems approach to complex disease issues in monitoring, surveillance, diagnosis, prevention and control
- critically review published literature
- design and complete a research project (MSc only)
Applicants should have a first- or second-class university honours degree or equivalent. Individuals with degrees in biological sciences, veterinary or human medicine, animal sciences, social sciences, statistics and economics, are all encouraged to apply. Applicants from overseas will be required to provide evidence of proficiency in spoken and written English, including scientific usage and comprehension.
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There is a one-week orientation period that includes an introduction to studying at the School and the Royal Veterinary College, followed by four compulsory modules:
- Foundations of One Health (RVC)
- Introduction to Disease Agents for One Health (LSHTM)
- Disease Emergence (RVC)
- Introduction to One Health Epidemiology (RVC)
Terms 2 and 3
All students take three compulsory modules:
- One Health Economics (RVC)
- One Health Skills (RVC)
- Medical Anthropology and Public Health (LSHTM)
In addition, students choose a fourth module from the following:
- Vector Biology and Vector-Parastite Interactions (LSHTM)
- Environmental Epidemiology (LSHTM)
- Epidemiology and Control of Communicable Diseases (LSHTM)
- Globalisation and Health (LSHTM)
Up to date information on tuition fees can be found on the LSHTM website.
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London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Established in 1899, The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) is dedicated to improving health worldwide through training the next generation of health leaders to address major public and global health challenges. LSHTM has a unique range and...
Why study at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
LSHTM is highly ranked in various university league tables:
- #1 in Europe for research impact in sciences by CWTS Leiden Ranking 2019
- #3 in the world for Public Health in ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2020
- #4 in the world for Infectious Diseases in US News Best Global Universities Subject Ranking 2021
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