One Health One Medicine
St. George's University
Nov 4, 2013 to Jan 27, 2014
Cost per enrollment: Free
- Provides video lectures
- Uses discussion forums
- Intended for educators or professionals
Full course description
One Health, One Medicine: A Global Health Approach is a course for anyone interested in health, including: medicine, veterinary medicine, public health, life sciences, environmental health, health management and international health. The One Health One Medicine concept is changing the way we perceive and tackle the world’s health problems. This course is geared toward premedical and preveterinary medical students, as well as anyone interested in public health and MPH studies. This eight-week course is a must for anyone interested in the ways people, animals, and the environment interact with each other, affecting the health of each other.
The course is divided into seven sections:
- History of Medicine
- Introduction to the One Health One Medicine Concept
- Emerging Infectious Diseases
- Zoonotic Diseases
- Food Safety
- Environmental Health
- International Health
Students will be expected to complete the course within an eight week block of time. The course is comprised of seven sections which can be completed in weekly blocks requiring two hours of contact time per week. At the end of the seven modules, there are also discussions and case studies to prepare and submit which can be completed within the eight (final) week of the course.
This cutting-edge course, taught by Dr Satesh Bidaisee, an associate professor from St. George's University Schools of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine in Grenada, will identify all areas of global health issues that require human and veterinary applications for solutions. St. George's University with its Schools of Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Arts and Sciences, and Graduate Studies Programs focuses on the One Health One Medicine approach in meeting the global health needs.
Satesh Bidaisee, DVM, MSB, MSPH, CPH, FRSPH
Associate Professor and Deputy Chairman
Dr. Satesh Bidaisee is an associate professor and the deputy chairman for the Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine in the School of Medicine at St. George’s University, Grenada. As a research investigator, Dr. Bidaisee supports community-based participatory activities in the areas of zoonotic disease prevention and control, emerging infectious diseases, food safety and food security, and the pursuit of the One Health concept. Research projects include Chagas Disease prevention and control programs in South America, Abattoir design and development for the Eastern Caribbean, and reptile conservation programs in Grenada. Dr. Bidiasee holds degrees as Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) and Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH). Dr. Bidiasee is also a member of the Society of Biology (MSB), United States National Board of Public Health Examiners, Certified in Public Health (CPH), and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Public Health (FRSPH). Dr. Bidaisee also holds memberships to the International Society on Infectious Diseases, Food and Agriculture Organization, Veterinary Public Health Global Network, and the American Public Health Association.