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Graduate Certificate in One Health (GradCertOneHealth)


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Title Graduate Certificate in One Health (GradCertOneHealth)
Course Code C1145
Study Level Graduate Certificate
Organisational Unit Veterinary Medicine
Academic Contacts http://goto.murdoch.edu.au/AcademicContacts
Qualification Graduate Certificate in One Health (GradCertOneHealth)
Duration 0.5 full-time or part-time equivalent
Availability FutureLearn (Australia) ['FTLEARN'] (online)
Restriction All graduate courses are subject to restriction.
Description One Health is an ambitious concept seeking to enhance interdisciplinary collaborations across all aspects of health care. It embraces traditionally separate fields including human medical health disciplines, veterinary medicine, public health and health administration, and the interactions of human and animal populations with the environment. Although articulated as a 21st Century concept, the connection between human health and the environment has been understood since ancient times. The subsidiary concept of ecosystem health, which notes that healthy ecosystems are needed to support healthy communities, developed during the 20th Century. The modern synthesis is the recognition that complex health problems such as disease pandemics cannot be prevented or controlled by specialists in one discipline alone, but require contributions from multiple specialists working in collaborative teams.
Admission Requirements: Onshore course offerings Bachelor's degree in cognate discipline

Equivalent of an Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0.
Admission Requirements: Offshore course offerings Bachelor's degree in cognate discipline
Equivalent of an Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0.
Course Learning Outcomes * Explain the rationale for combining different health professions to tackle sustainability and the emergence of zoonotic diseases
* Apply systems thinking to illustrate the importance of bringing together multiple disciplines (health, environmental, social/economic)
* Communicate effectively using various methods (including policy documents, ministerials, social communications) for diverse audiences (government, industry, community)
* Critically appraise arguments in public health (both environmental and related to infectious disease); biosecurity and food security; and evaluate their economic impact from a One Health perspective
* Apply research protocols to solve problems
Work collaboratively in teams.
Employment Prospects Biosecurity, environmental health, public health, food biosecurity
Main research areas Veterinary biology, health administration, biosecurity
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

Course Structure - 12 credit points

Year 1 - 12 credit points

Core Units - 12 credit points

SWM518 Health Economics and Finance - 3 points
FTLEARN: FTL2-online

BIO639 Global Biosecurity - 3 points
FTLEARN: FTL1-online

VET655 One Health Management and Leadership - 3 points
FTLEARN: FTL2-online

VET656 Public Health and Epidemiology - 3 points
FTLEARN: FTL1-online, FTL3-online

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