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2017 MOOC Seminar Series: One World One Health One Medicine


About This Course

Attendees will be exposed to relevant areas of One Health with special emphasis on approaches that integrate medicine as One Health and from a global One World perspective. Issues/Diseases of global health importance will be covered as well as their linkages to humans, animals and the environment. The course is a 48 contact hour, year long experience in which students are required to attend, participate in presented topics via monthly online webinar sessions as well as engage in discussion blogs, complete quizzes and develop a seminar presentation for peer review. The course is divided into 12 modules with each month in the year 2017 serving as a module focused on a particular One World, One Health, One Medicine approach. Each module will include live seminars, reading materials, quiz and a blog for posting submissions to a discussion question. This course will contribute to the development of global health professionals, who will demonstrate multidisciplinary knowledge and competence in dealing with global health issues, desire for lifelong learning, evidence-based practice, interdisciplinary team work, and professional and ethical behavior in practice in order to improve and sustain the health of the humans, animals and the environment.

course objectives:

  • To embrace One Health that captures the unique characteristics of how humans, animals and the global environment interact with each other.
  • To acquire broad global health tools needed to solve issues that are of international relevance.
  • To demonstrate effective written and oral skills for communicating with diverse audiences on global health context.
  • To describe a health issue of global significance in terms of determinants, magnitude, prevention and control.
  • To gain a One Health perspectiove through the lens of a One World and One Medicine perspective.

Receiving Credit

Upon successfully completing the requirements for the course, students can elect to gain twelve (12) continuing professional development credits through the United States National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE) by completing a comprehensive proctored examination. To apply for the credit, you will need to register for the comprehensive examination which will occur in December of 2017, at the end of the course and will incur a fee of $100 USD for the credit and certificate to be awarded.

Course Moderators

Satesh Bidaisee

Satesh Bidaisee

Satesh Bidaisee is an Associate Professor of Public Health and Preventive Medicine and Assistant Dean for Graduate Studies at St. George’s University, Grenada. Satesh is a graduate of the University of the West Indies, St. George’s University, and the University of Sheffield. Satesh is board certified by the United States National Board of Public Health Examiners, and holds Fellowships to the Royal Society of Biology, Royal Society of Public Health, Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and Windward Islands Research and Education Foundation. Satesh supports One Health One Medicine through his education of medical and graduate students, research on zoonotic and food borne diseases and service to international one health organizations. Satesh also engages One Health One Medicine by writing and, believe it or not, singing about it!

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the course free?

The course and all the content is absolutely free. Only those students who choose to take the exam for continuing education credit will be required to pay a fee.

Why should I take this course?

This course is being offered to supplement SGU's 2017 Seminar Series. You are free to watch join in any or all of the seminars each month during 2017. Joining this course is an optional way for you to engage more deeply with those seminar sessions, through discussions, exercises and additional materials.

What materials are required?

All required course material will be made available on SGU Online. You will be asked to download a small, free application called ZOOM to join the video seminar.