We are very proud to announce that Claire Wylie has been awarded an MSc in Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health by the Royal Veterinary College, University of London International Programmes, after passing her final exams with distinction.
Claire, who is the Margaret Giffen Resident in Clinical Research based at the hospital, studied 7 modules over 3 years. She undertook 3 exams in her first year, which included Introduction to Epidemiology and Animal Health Economics (this is the study of diseases in populations, frequency and risk factors for diseases), Veterinary Public Health (including food safety), and Statistical Methods. In year 2, she undertook a further 2 exams: Advanced Statistical Methods and Management of Infectious Disease Outbreaks. In year 3, her final exams were in Surveillance and Investigation of Animal Health, and Research Design Management and Grant Application Writing.
The course was weighted 20% assignments and 80% exams – Claire achieved a pass rate higher than the average of 75% required in all 7 modules in order to be awarded the MSc with distinction – a highly creditable achievement. Claire, who qualified from Edinburgh vet school, and already has a PhD and an MSc in Equine Science, said: “I’m very pleased to have completed this and, of course, I’m very happy with the result – it was the most challenging thing I’ve ever done academically.”
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