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Conservation Medicine

University of Edinburgh

Venues

Off Campus

Content

Conservation Medicine is an established field that continues to evolve as we develop our ability to study the complex relationships and interactions between animal health, human health and ecosystem health. It emerged in the 1990s as a response to the need for a more holistic and interdisciplinary approach to the conservation of biodiversity. In particular, the importance of health in many conservation issues was widely recognised. With its foundation in the principles of conservation biology, Conservation Medicine incorporates contributions from:

the health sciences
ecology
the social sciences
It may be regarded as the application of One Health to the conservation of biodiversity.

You can exit after 1-2 years with PgCert or PgProfDev Conservation Medicine.

You can exit after 2-4 years with PgDip Conservation Medicine.

Entry Requirements

A degree in veterinary medicine (BVM&S, Veterinary Medicine or equivalent)

Start Date

September

Qualification

Postgraduate Master's

Award

MSc

Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning

Course Length

3 - 6 years

Faculty

College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine

Department

Royal Dick School of Veterinary Studies

SCQF Level

11

Website

www.ed.ac.uk

Career Sectors

Agriculture

Aquaculture and Fishing

Arboriculture and Horticulture

Earth Studies

Environmental and Rural Resource Management

Environmental Services

Forestry

Work with Animals