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PUBH740 Special Topic: One Health

An introduction to the One Health approach to understanding the ecology of infectious disease.

Understanding the impact of human, animal and ecosystem factors and the relationships between them on infectious diseases, is an important emerging public health approach. This is a one-off paper taught primarily by Prof Jakob Zinsstag-Klopfenstein, a world expert in One Health. It will introduce students to integrated approaches to health, and some of the methods used in understanding and responding to health issues at the animal-human interface, including case studies.

Paper title Special Topic: One Health
Paper code PUBH740
Subject Public Health
EFTS 0.1250
Points 15 points
Teaching period 1st Non standard period (25 February 2019 - 12 April 2019)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,400.75
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,934.75

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Limited to
MA, MHealSc, MSc, MPH, DPH, PGDipArts, PGDipHealSc, PGDipPHC, PGCertPH, PGCertPHC
Notes
(i) PGCertPHC and PGDipPHC students require approval from the Board of Studies in Primary Health Care to enrol for this paper.
Eligibility

Students who have completed an undergraduate degree in any discipline or recognised equivalent.

Contact

Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, Dunedin Campus:postgrad.publichealthdunedin@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

Convenor: Associate Professor Patricia Priest
Lecturer: Professor Jakob Zinsstag-Klopfenstein

Paper Structure

Individual sessions will include coverage of:

  • Theoretical foundation of One Health
  • Quantitative and qualitative One Health methods
  • Methods for the control of infectious disease

Assessments

  • Assignment 1: Written assignment
  • Assignment 1: Written assignment
  • Assignment 3: Oral presentation
Teaching Arrangements

Distance taught - participation in weekly videoconference and discussion board required.

Textbooks

Zinsstag, J., Schelling, E., Waltner-Toews, D., Whittaker, M., Tanner, M., One Health: The theory and practice of integrated health approaches. 2015: CABI.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the paper will:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the theoretical foundations of One Health
  • Demonstrate an understanding of quantitative and qualitative One Health methods.
  • Review and evaluate the One Health methods for control of infectious disease.

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Timetable

1st Non standard period (25 February 2019 - 12 April 2019)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Moodle

An introduction to the One Health approach to understanding the ecology of infectious disease.

Understanding the impact of human, animal and ecosystem factors and the relationships between them on infectious diseases, is an important emerging public health approach. This is a one-off paper taught primarily by Prof Jakob Zinsstag-Klopfenstein, a world expert in One Health. It will introduce students to integrated approaches to health, and some of the methods used in understanding and responding to health issues at the animal-human interface, including case studies.

Paper title Special Topic: One Health
Paper code PUBH740
Subject Public Health
EFTS 0.1250
Points 15 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2020
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2020 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Limited to
MA, MHealSc, MSc, MPH, DPH, PGDipArts, PGDipHealSc, PGDipPHC, PGCertPH, PGCertPHC
Notes
(i) PGCertPHC and PGDipPHC students require approval from the Board of Studies in Primary Health Care to enrol for this paper.
Eligibility

Students who have completed an undergraduate degree in any discipline or recognised equivalent.

Contact

Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, Dunedin Campus:postgrad.publichealthdunedin@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

Convenor: Associate Professor Patricia Priest
Lecturer: Professor Jakob Zinsstag-Klopfenstein

Paper Structure

Individual sessions will include coverage of:

  • Theoretical foundation of One Health
  • Quantitative and qualitative One Health methods
  • Methods for the control of infectious disease

Assessments

  • Assignment 1: Written assignment
  • Assignment 1: Written assignment
  • Assignment 3: Oral presentation
Teaching Arrangements

Distance taught - participation in weekly videoconference and discussion board required.

Textbooks

Zinsstag, J., Schelling, E., Waltner-Toews, D., Whittaker, M., Tanner, M., One Health: The theory and practice of integrated health approaches. 2015: CABI.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the paper will:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the theoretical foundations of One Health
  • Demonstrate an understanding of quantitative and qualitative One Health methods.
  • Review and evaluate the One Health methods for control of infectious disease.

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Timetable

Not offered in 2020

Location
Christchurch
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Moodle