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International Master of Science in Infectious Diseases and One Health
Start date: Sep 5, 2016, End date: Sep 5, 2021 PROJECT  ONGOING 

The International MSc in Infectious Diseases and One Health (IDOH) is a two-year (120 ECTS) joint master degree taught in English and awarded by three European universities (Université de Tours - France, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - Spain and University of Edinburgh - UK). The three universities work in very close collaboration with worldwide recognized research institutes and centers: INRA, CreSA-IRTA and the Roslin Institute. The IDOH consortium also includes 32 associate partners (universities, research centres, national public bodies and companies focused on pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, vaccines and animal nutrition). They will be involved in the programme in different ways, such as providing guest lecturers in addition to internships. The IDOH programme has ambitious goals to attract the very best students worldwide and to construct a multidisciplinary network focused on infectious diseases in a One Health framework, addressing health risks at the animal-human-ecosystems interfaces. All students will begin their education at the UFRT, continue their second semester at the UAB and then join the UoE for the third semester. They will be trained in public health and One Health concepts, immunology, host-pathogen interactions, virulence and resistance especially to antibiotics, therapeutics, epidemiology, emerging/zoonotic diseases, disease management, food safety, biosafety/biocontainment, welfare and ethics in animal science, translational animal models, laboratory techniques and modern analytical methods. Moreover, IDOH students will follow courses in French and Spanish to acquire basic skills in these two widespread spoken languages. Upon completion of their coursework, the students will proceed in S4 to a 6-month masters thesis project at any organization in the network. A clear advantage for the IDOH students is that they can choose from an outstanding number of different partners to carry out the research training period.A summer school focused on generic skills will be organised during a week alternately in Barcelona or in Edinburgh. A workshop will be held at the end of the second academic year of each intake. Industry partners will be invited to present their recent developments and their company’s research focus. Students will also present the research they carried out for their Master thesis. At the end of the IDOH programme, students will be awarded a joint diploma.In addition to developing essential skills in infectious diseases and One Health concepts, the IDOH programme aims to provide students with the indispensable tools to be adaptable, flexible and open to new environments, thus giving them the chance to experience true internationality and mobility and to form close friendships as well as to build a professional network with people from all over the world. Website http://infectious-diseases-one-health.eu
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