TM5600 - Introduction to One Health
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences
This subject will introduce participants to the concepts of and tools used in applying
One Health (OH) to common health issues at the animal, human and ecosystem interface.
Building upon the foundations of biological, epidemiological, economical and socio-cultural
principles, it introduces participants to systems and transdisciplinary thinking to
develop the skills needed to identify, control and manage health problems at the human/animal/ecosystem
interface. It emphasizes an evidence based approach to applying one health approaches
to disease surveillance, policy and programme development, risk and health communications
and investment cases. At the end of the subject the participants will be able to apply
one health approaches in a range of practical situations; to prioritise and identify
gaps in knowledge of infectious and non-infectious diseases in human/animal/ ecosystems
at national, regional and global levels; and to communicate, promote and manage intersectoral
interventions at community levels. The subject will have some pre-subject activities
(readings and/or videos) that will be part of the subject preparation and assessment
with a short guided reflective written piece. Participation in the subject will require
readings, maintenance of a reflective diary, preparation activities and group work
outside the formal face-to-face time and will require work on the final assessment
after the subject.
- Explain the principles of One Health and interactions between animal, human and ecosystem
- Critically analyse the role and responsibilities of various stakeholders, programmes
and policies to support one health approaches to common health issues at the animal,
human and ecosystem health interface;
- Apply practical one health approaches to understand and manage acute and chronic conditions
in a community/district nation.
|MPH Core subjects or agreed equivalents.
Study Period 2
|Census Date 29-Aug-2019
|Face to face teaching
||Professor Maxine Whittaker
||Assoc. Professor Lars Henning.
- 21 hours lectures - Interactive fixed content delivery particularly on methods and philisophy.
- 5 hours practicals - Exercises to utilse methods and approaches introduced in course.
- 3 hours workshops/Seminars - Industry/practitoners for brief presentations/reflections and faciliated Q and A
- 102 hours - Peer Teaching, Group Work, Preparatory activities, readings etc
||presentations (35%); assignments (50%); peer presentation (15%).
|Special Assessment Requirements:
||Hurdle - blog/reflective writing task
An enrolment quota applies to this offering.
Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement
process, and in case of
minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest