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One Health Management and Leadership (VET655)

Organisational Unit Veterinary Medicine
Credit Points 3
Availability FTLEARN: FTL2-online
Description This Unit introduces the principles and applications of the One Health approach in both the public health and veterinary domains. The Unit will emphasise the concept of cross-sectoral cooperation for improved management of health threats at the human, animal and ecosystem interface. International case studies on emerging zoonotic disease burden, management of food chain safety and antimicrobial resistance will be used to guide the students' learning experience.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit students should be able to:
1. Understand the principles of the One Health approach and the application of these principles to determine the key epidemiological features of common zoonoses;
2. Recognize the zoonotic and environmental drivers of emerging infectious diseases;
3. Identify the leadership roles, management responsibilities of key stakeholders in One Health problems (i.e. governmental organization, international organizations, and media);
4. Research and evaluate specific One Health challenges e.g. food safety, antibiotic resistance, emerging diseases and wildlife health and conservation;
5. Evaluate the evidence needed to establish a control strategy for a zoonotic/emerging disease including: surveillance data and health and economic data;
6. Present and justify a control program for a zoonotic/emerging disease scenario using the principles of One Health.
Timetabled Learning Activities Online only, no attendance.
Unit Learning Experiences The approach to learning in this unit uses a blended approach accommodating online and distance activities plus an intensive face to face workshop over one teaching week.
The unit will start with self-directed learning and guided readings, going to interactive workshops. Learning experience will be supported by in-class contact, discussions and an oral presentation to fellow students, and supported independent research activity.
Interaction with fellow students and the unit coordinator is available through online discussion forums.
Assessment Active Participation: 25%; Zoonoses Review Report: 25%; One Health situational analysis presentation: 25%; One Health Education Tools: 25%.
Prerequisites Enrolment in Master of Health Policy and Leadership or Master of Health Administration, Policy and Leadership.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Graduate Certificate in One Health (GradCertOneHealth)
Master of Biosecurity (MBiosec)
Master of Health Administration, Policy and Leadership (MHAPL) [New in 2016]
Master of Veterinary Studies (Conservation Medicine) (MVS)
Master of Wildlife Health and Conservation (MWildlifeHth) [New in 2015]
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.


Unit Coordinator
Dr Ihab Habib
Adjunct Senior Lecturer

e: I.Habib@murdoch.edu.au
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Dr Ihab Habib
Adjunct Senior Lecturer

e: I.Habib@murdoch.edu.au
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