Important One Health Educational Opportunity released...   The United Kingdom’s Edinburgh University Announces Launch of New Online Distance Learning One Health Master of Science Program   “The University of Edinburgh is launching a new Master of Science (MSc) degree program in One Health.  It is for working professionals looking to study the complex relationships and interactions between animal health, human health and ecosystem health.     Individuals may be wishing to find employment in the rapidly growing field of One Health, or may already be working in this field and wishing to formalise, consolidate and enhance their skills and knowledge to enable promotion, further employment opportunities and greater personal fulfillment. Students will be taught online, using our fully interactive, award-winning technology, enabling you to communicate with our highly qualified teaching staff from the comfort of your own home or workplace. Our online students not only have access to Edinburgh’s excellent resources, but also become part of a supportive online community, bringing together students and tutors from around the world. The program will be part time, online distance learning starting in September 2013.  The entry requirements are a good University Honors Degree or equivalent with a science background e.g. in Veterinary Medicine, Medicine, Life Sciences, Biological Sciences, Biomedical Science, Ecohealth, Environment Sciences or Physical Sciences.  For more information, please visit our website  For further information, please email”   Provided to the One Health Initiative website by:   *Professor Michael Thrusfield (Programme Director) Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary StudiesEdinburghEH25 9RG   *Dr. Michael Thrusfield, a veterinarian, is Professor of Veterinary Epidemiology at The University of Edinburgh.  He graduated in veterinary medicine from the University of Glasgow in 1970.  He worked in the East Indies, and then gained postgraduate qualifications in tropical veterinary medicine at The University of Edinburgh, and in virology at the Medical School of the University of Birmingham.  After a period of time in general practice, he returned in 1976 to the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, Edinburgh, where he was appointed epidemiologist.  He has published the only general textbook on veterinary epidemiology (now in its third edition, and 27th year, and translated into Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic and Chinese), and over 150 papers, articles, reviews and book chapters.  His research interests include diseases of small animals (infectious tracheobronchitis, pyometra and urinary incontinence), the development of computerised disease recording systems, clinical trials, the control of tropical diseases, and, most recently, animal abuse and foot-and-mouth disease.  He has travelled extensively in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, North and South America, Europe, the Far East and the Pacific, advising government veterinary authorities, the European Commission and the International Atomic Energy Agency on the development of disease control programmes, and lecturing at veterinary schools, research institutes and the European Commission.  He is responsible for training European Union veterinarians in epidemiology, and was seconded to the State Veterinary Service during and after the 2001 foot-and-mouth disease epidemic.   was elected a Fellow of the Society of Biology in 1996 for his contribution to veterinary epidemiology, was the first Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons recognised specialist in epidemiology, and is a foundation Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Public Health. In 2012 he was awarded the veterinary profession’s Dalrymple-Champneys Cup and Medal for work of outstanding merit, which will encourage the advancement - and dissemination of knowledge - of veterinary science.