GLPH 487 One World, One Health: The global link between human, animal, and environmental health
This course introduces One Health as an integrated, multi-disciplinary field that can be used to improve health and well-being for all as the intersection of human, animal and environmental health - locally and globally.
A socio-cultural lens is used to examine the historical development of One Health, introduces a framework for One Health research and policy. This framework will be applied when discussing issues including illness and disease, emerging health risks, social determinants of health as well as the health impacts of the human animal bond.
The intersection of human interests with the environment and non-human animals such as wildlife, livestock, and companion animals will be discussed. In addition, One Health models for the use of animals in research will be introduced. Skills developed through this course include critical thinking, knowledge dissemination, communication, all contextualized within the One Health perspective.