Global Health and Infectious Diseases University of Edinburgh BioMedical Sciences

The Global Health and Infectious Diseases postgraduate programme brings together a diverse community of online learners with transdisciplinary opportunities to identify, explore and address regional and global health challenges related to infectious diseases.This programme aims to address the challenges posed by infectious diseases in the 21st Century by offering you courses in surveillance, prevention and control of infectious diseases, as well as evaluating how they impact public health.This is a professional postgraduate qualification for biomedical, medical, public health, and veterinary personnel with an interest in global health and infectious diseases.

Contacts Website

This programme has been designed to help you fulfil leadership roles in international and national organisations that manage health and disease issues. A number of students have also raised their academic profiles through the publication and dissemination of their final year research.

On successful completion of the The Global Health and Infectious Diseases MSc a student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate extensive detailed critical knowledge in global health and infectious diseases informed by evidence based learning.
  • Apply knowledge, skills, understanding and research in a wide and often unpredictable variety of global health contexts.
  • Develop and evaluate original and creative solutions to problems and issues faced in response to the infectious disease challenges in global health.
  • Communicate, using appropriate methods, to a range of audiences with different levels of knowledge/expertise.
  • Work in peer relationships to critically reflect on relevant experiences and build on and address these within a scientific context.

Aims

This programme has been designed to help you fulfil leadership roles in international and national organisations that manage health and disease issues. A number of students have also raised their academic profiles through the publication and dissemination of their final year research.

The programme normally takes three years, beginning with a series of courses and followed by an individual project or dissertation.

In Year 1 (certificate), you will take courses that include:

  • Global Health: Fundamentals
  • Understanding Infectious Diseases

And you will choose one from the following two options:

  • a single course in Applied Epidemiology and Public Health
  • a course each in Global Citizenship and Globalisation and Health

More information on year 1 courses

In Year 2 (diploma), you will choose sixty credits from a range that includes:

  • Global citizenship
  • An introduction of project cycle management
  • Transdisciplinary policy approaches for addressing the public health and development challenges of the 21st century
  • The Nexus of Food Security and Global Health
  • Neglected tropical diseases
  • Emerging infectious diseases
  • Travel medicine and infectious diseases
  • Globalisation and health
  • Public health systems in the developed and the developing world
  • The communication of disease control
  • Technological advances in diagnostics
  • Water and Sanitation
  • Sexually transmitted infections
  • Newborn and child health
  • Zoonotic diseases in a global setting
  • Global health: mortality
  • Zoonotic disease
  • Introduction to GIS and spatial data analysis
  • An introduction to vaccinology

More information on year 2 courses

In Year 3 (MSc), you will conduct a written reflective element of 10,000-15,000 words.

Find out more about how the programme is structured:

  • Programme structure

To study at postgraduate level, you must normally hold a degree in an appropriate subject, with an excellent or very good classification (equivalent to first or upper second class honours in the UK).

We may also accept equivalent qualifications or work experience.

Specific entry requirements vary between degree programmes and you should confirm you have the necessary qualifications before applying.

You will find the minimum academic entry requirements and more details on your chosen programme in our website.

Admission Requirements:
  • Bachelor
  • Equivalent qualification
For information on fees for all of our programmes, please visit the Scholarships and Student Funding Services area of our website.
Cost of the master: Not declared
Scholarships available
Request more information from:
University of Edinburgh
BioMedical Sciences

        Global Health and Infectious Diseases

              Puoi anche scrivere un messaggio:

                * required fields
                Privacy
                  • Other editions
                  • City of Edinburgh - United Kingdom August 31, 2021
                  Edinburgh life: student life in the city

                  Edinburgh life: student life in the city

                  Social stream

                  Provenance Students Worldwide:
                  Gender:
                  45%
                  55%
                  Age of participants:
                  • Under 25

                    50%
                  • 26 - 30

                    25%
                  • 31 - 35

                    10%
                  • Over 35

                    15%
                  Foreigners:
                  35%
                  Profession Teaching Staff:
                  5%
                  University professors
                  25%
                  Researchers/lecturers/visiting professors
                  70%
                  Other
                  * The data could be related to the School and not to the Master

                  University of Edinburgh

                  (366)