Taught course

One Health

Institution
University of Glasgow · College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences
Qualifications
MScPGCertPGDip

Entry requirements

The One Health programme is designed for veterinary and medical professionals interested in furthering careers in science, and graduates in other related disciplines intending to work in a One Health framework.

Entry requires applicants to have attained an undergraduate degree at honours level (upper second class).The University requires an equivalent qualification from applicants who have studied outside the United Kingdom.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The One Health concept recognises the interconnectedness of human, animal and ecosystem health. A One Health approach involves applying a coordinated, collaborative, multidisciplinary and cross-sectoral approach to address potential or existing risks that originate at the animal-human-ecosystems interface.

The overarching aim of One Health is to achieve optimal health for humans, animals and the ecosystem. This Masters in One Health aims to offer online, specialist teaching to students to acquire knowledge and skills required to work within a One Health framework. The programme seeks to explore an integrative approach to human, veterinary and ecological health, recognising the importance of interdisciplinary collaborations and the interconnectedness of public health, environmental issues, veterinary and human medicine. The programme also raises awareness of cultural and societal factors that influence how One Health approaches are translated into practice.

Why this programme

  • The flexible, online delivery of this programme by world researchers and clinicians allows you to study from anywhere across the globe.
  • Glasgow employs some of the most prominent UK researchers in the One Health framework, giving you access to up-to-date expertise.
  • Our teaching is research-led. The courses have been developed to reflect the latest academic research and up-to-date challenges of One Health.
  • During a course, from week to week you will interact with your teachers and fellow students using online discussion boards. Your teachers will direct and observe the discussion and respond to student questions about the course content.
  • You will have the opportunity to collaborate on a research project under the supervision of a member of academic staff or an external supervisor.
  • The One Health concept is gaining momentum worldwide and an early adoption thereof is putting the University of Glasgow at the forefront of teaching and learning within the One Health framework.

Programme structure

This programme is modular in structure, offering a flexible student-centred approach to the choice of courses studied and the number of credits obtained. There is a set of core courses and optional courses that can be undertaken to complete a certificate (60 credits), diploma (120 credits) or masters (180 credits).

We place emphasis upon community building and creating a sense of presence within the online learning environment using a range of educational technology tools, such as asynchronous and synchronous discussions, virtual classrooms, wikis, interactive quizzes, audio and video resources, to create a sense of students being at and part of the University

The first year of study will explore the One Health framework and examine the value thereof, and provide foundations in epidemiology. The first year also introduces zoonoses and infectious diseases, a core area of One Health. During the second year of study, students will be able to choose courses in an area of special interest from a range of subject areas from human and veterinary medicine and public health. Students planning to continue on to Masters level are required to study research methods, a course that will provide the necessary skills to plan, research and write a dissertation. The third year of study will allow students to gain in depth knowledge in their area of special interest by undertaking a research project. The research project is a written dissertation. The format of the dissertation output is flexible and may include a research paper, a grant application or a briefing paper for a company / policy maker.

Core courses

  • Introduction to One Health
  • Zoonoses and infectious disease
  • Introduction to epidemiology
  • Research methods (MSc students only)
  • Dissertation (MSc students only)

Optional courses

  • Global veterinary medicine
  • Globalisation of public health
  • Veterinary epidemiology: methods in surveillance and field investigation
  • Veterinary public health and service delivery
  • Infectious disease control
  • Wildlife and livestock management
  • Ecological Principles
  • Health economics
  • Health promotion: principles and practice
  • Health technology assessment in a global context

One Health Research

Numerous One Health related projects are currently ongoing at Glasgow. Discover more about some of our key areas of One Health research.

Career prospects

Graduates of the One Health programme may establish careers for front line healthcare providers, for example as developers and implementers of prevention and treatment programs. Graduates may be employed by international health organisations (ie WHO, FAO OIE), local agencies, government agencies (ie DFID, public health sector) or non-governmental organisations. Graduates may also establish careers in the academic sector, specialising in a One Health subject (for example zoonotic diseases).

Information for international students

Please refer to our website for more information.

For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training)

  • overall score 6.5
  • no sub-test less than 6.0
  • or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification:

Common equivalent English language qualifications

All stated English tests are acceptable for admission for both home/EU and international students for this programme:

  • ibTOEFL: 90; no sub-test less than:
    • Reading: 20
    • Listening: 19
    • Speaking: 19
    • Writing: 23
  • CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
  • CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
  • PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English, Academic test): 60; no sub-test less than 59
  • Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English: ISEII at Distinction with Distinction in all sub-tests

For international students, the Home Office has confirmed that the University can choose to use these tests to make its own assessment of English language ability for visa applications to degree level programmes. The University is also able to accept an IELTS test (Academic module) from any of the 1000 IELTS test centres from around the world and we do not require a specific UKVI IELTS test for degree level programmes. We therefore still accept any of the English tests listed for admission to this programme.

Pre-sessional courses

The University of Glasgow accepts evidence of the required language level from the English for Academic Study Unit Pre-sessional courses. We also consider other BALEAP accredited pre-sessional courses:

Fees and funding

UK students
Home/EU/International: £10500 full-time
International students
Home/EU/International: £10500 full-time

Qualification and course duration

MSc

distance learning
36 months

PGCert

distance learning
12 months

PGDip

distance learning
24 months

Course contact details

Name
mvls-onehealth
Email
mvls-onehealth@glasgow.ac.uk
Phone
0141 330 4515