One Health

The international summer course in One Health aims to provide knowledge, skills and competences regarding efficient solutions to the multifaceted global challenges to human, animal and environmental health through cross-disciplinary research, education and collaboration between relevant institutions and stakeholders. The summer course focuses on zoonoses, emerging diseases, and emerging health-related problems (drug resistance, toxins, pollution, etc.).

The course provides a critical overview of the methods used in the One Health approach by drawing on the successful Danish and international achievements characterized by widely cross-disciplinary collaboration between public authorities, public administrations, research bodies and industry sectors.

The course is relevant for people with many different scientific backgrounds (including both natural and social sciences and humanities) either currently studying at master or PhD level or as continuing education for professionals interested in the One Health topics and cross-disciplinary approaches.

Why One Health

The One Health approach seeks to improve the health and wellbeing for humans, animals and the environment through innovative, cross-sectorial, and interprogrammatic development. One Health not only implies involvement of different sciences, but is also an approach which encourages coordination, communication, data sharing and joint efforts between the involved parties.

In many countries, this requires development of new ways of handling challenges such as food security and safety, emerging and endemic zoonotic diseases, antimicrobial and drug resistance, climate change and different types of environmental pollutants.

Denmark has a long tradition of using One Health approaches and is among the world leading in pursuing good solutions to several of these challenges. Therefore the collaboration between the two universities offers an outstanding environment for the One Health International Summer Course.

Please read the One Health programme flyer.

On-line module 6 May - 7 June 2019
On-campus module 11 - 16 August 2019
Exam 16 August 2019

Credit points: 5 ECTS

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