Course level

Undergraduate

Faculty

Science

Schools

Public Health School, Agriculture Food Sciences Schl, Veterinary Science School

Units

2

Duration

One Semester

Class contact

2 Lecture hours, 3 Tutorial hours

Assessment methods

Examination, portfolio, assignment

Course coordinator

Mr Ricardo Soares Magalhaes

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2017 Gatton Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2017 St Lucia Internal Course Profile

Please Note: Course profiles marked as not available may still be in development.

Course description

One Health represents the intersection between human medicine, veterinary/animal science, and ecosystems health. It refers to the complex interplay of infectious or toxic agent, various host species, and the environment in mediating the emergence and dissemination of disease. Although not a new idea, the One Health concept has been recently re-invigorated because of its value in understanding and controlling Emerging Infectious Diseases (i.e. Hendra virus or SARS). The majority of these diseases are zoonotic or involve animal interaction, so biological scientists and veterinarians play a key role in this process. However, a true One Health approach requires multi-disciplinary expertise, including sociological, agricultural, ecological and non-technical knowledge and skills. This course provides an introduction to One Health concepts and approaches.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2018 Gatton Internal Profile unavailable
Semester 2, 2018 St Lucia Internal Profile unavailable
Semester 2, 2016 Gatton Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2016 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2015 Gatton Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2015 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2014 Gatton Internal Course Profile