Veterinary Professional Studies - Introduction to Epidemiology

The module covers key concepts and methods related to application of epidemiology to the study of diseases in animal populations. The teaching and learning strategy allows students to study at a distance in an online forum that encourages communication and interaction between professional peers as well as the teaching staff while maintaining flexibility to be available to working professionals on a part time basis. The module comprises lectures and tutorials that build on and enable debate and reflection based on guided and self-directed preparatory reading and problem solving. Assessment is through a paper critique, an essay and a final test.


  • To develop a systematic understanding and critical awareness of key topics relevant to veterinary epidemiology.
  • To develop the theoretical knowledge and skills necessary to critically evaluate published epidemiological studies and findings.​
  • To be able to plan epidemiological studies and have a systematic approach to analysis and interpretation of epidemiological data


Introduction to Epidemiology Module - £1000

How to Enrol 

Applications are invited from candidates who have already completed 60 credits towards a Veterinary Professional Studies award at the University of Liverpool (i.e. as per the Certificate in Veterinary Professional Studies), and who are continuing to study towards the Diploma or MSc.

For more information on enrolment, please contact us.