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OHOM1: One Health, One Medicine: A Global Health Approach

St. George's University

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One Health One Medicine is a course for persons interested in the knowledge and application of medicine, veterinary medicine and public health. The course is divided into seven modules each highlighting One Health One Medicine in the following areas:

  • History of Medicine
  • Introduction to the One Health One Medicine Concept
  • Emerging Infectious Diseases
  • Zoonotic Diseases
  • Food Safety
  • Environmental Health
  • International Health
  • To introduce students to the concept of One Health One Medicine
  • To identify the common health challenges shared between humans and animals
  • To understand the roles of human veterinary medicine in ensuring that infectious diseases shared between humans and animals are controlled
  • To apply the principles of food safety as it applies to food from animal origin
  • To recognize the environment as a common space for health and diseases for both humans and animals
  • To appreciate the collaboration between human and veterinary medicine
  • To introduce the role of One Health One Medicine in community and international health

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Clearly describe the potential public health impact of zoonoses.
  • Recognize prevention and control strategies for zoonoic diseases.
  • Identify new and emerging zoonoses.
  • Describe the microbiology and chemistry of food from animal origins.
  • Describe inspection of food animals for infectious diseases, parasitic diseases and toxic agents.
  • Identify infectious disease control measures for food safety.
  • Recognize the environmental impact of livestock operations.
  • Identify legislative actions, regulations and permits in livestock production.
  • Relate the concepts of animal welfare in public health.
  • Describe human and veterinary collaboration in human health care.
  • Describe human and veterinary participation in community services.
  • Relate the international health significance of human and animal disease control.

This course is a blended learning experience comprising of recorded lectures, discussion blogs, case studies and modular evaluations. Recorded sessions for knowledge learning will include video and audio recordings of course content. Application based learning will include blog discussions and case studies. While the course content is offered all at once so that students can browse all of it, students will benefit from following along with the class. Also, some elements require participation during certain weeks in order to receive a grade for that section.

Taught by

Satesh Bidaisee
Cost Free Online Course
Pace Finished
Subject Public Health
Provider Independent
Language English
Certificates Certificate Available
Hours 2-3 hours a week
Calendar 8 weeks long
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