Global One HealthCertificate in Global One Health

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Graduate Certificate in Global One Health

There are numerous illnesses associated with environmental exposures to various biological, chemical and physical agents with related concerns for transmissions and interactions between and among humans and animals. Accordingly, there are identified needs and demands domestically and internationally for a more efficient and effective interdisciplinary and integrated One Health approach for surveillance, prevention, mitigation and intervention addressing agents and associated diseases at the interface of human health, animal health and environmental quality.

Purpose

The purpose of offering an academic graduate certificate in Global One Health is to provide education and training to:

  • augment the scope and depth of the respective curricula for students pursuing an applicable graduate or professional degree by adding One Health courses and content via an academic graduate certificate program; and,
  • enhance specialized expertise of working professionals who already hold an applicable graduate or professional degree by adding One Health courses and content via an academic graduate certificate program.

Rationale

There are numerous illnesses associated with environmental exposures to various biological, chemical and physical agents with related concerns for transmissions and interactions between and among humans and animals. Accordingly, there are identified needs and demands domestically and internationally for a more efficient and effective interdisciplinary and integrated One Health approach for surveillance, prevention, mitigation and intervention addressing agents and associated diseases at the interface of human health, animal health and environmental quality.

Competencies

Individuals who successfully complete the Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Global One Health program will be better prepared to:

  1. address complex interdisciplinary issues by working across discipline boundaries applicable to the One Health approach;
  2. interpret monitoring and surveillance data regarding sources, types and reservoirs of environmental contaminants and/or factors affecting the health of both humans and animals;
  3. summarize major categories of infectious microbial pathogens and other hazardous agents (i.e., chemical and radiological toxicants) associated with both human and animal diseases domestically and internationally;
  4. describe the interactions and dynamics of disease determinants including infectious and toxicological hazards and impacts on complex infectious and chronic diseases.