London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Course Introduction

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.

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.

Course Additional Entry

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

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
Diploma (Postgraduate) £12,770  Whole course. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
Diploma (Postgraduate) £5,100  Whole course. First year home fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £19,480  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £7,690  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £9,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £3,500  Academic year. First year home fees