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One Health: Public Health Applications

Enrollment in this course is by invitation only

About This Course

Students will be expected to complete the course within a twelve week block of time. The course is comprised of eight modules including the History of Health, One Health Concept, Emerging Infectious Diseases, Zoonotic Diseases, Food Safety, Environmental Health, Refugee Health and International Health. At the end of each module, there will be a quiz and at the end of all modules there is a culminating experience where students will be expected to prepare and submit a presentation and engage in course completion in the 12th week of the course. Students will be required to pace their experience in this course within the twelve week period of enrollment. The course is designed to deliver four contact hours of course materials per week. Students will be required to spend an additional contact time completing quizzes, participating in discussion forums and preparing case studies and seminar presentation. This course is a dual delivery experience comprising of recorded lectures, live lectures, discussion blogs, case studies, seminar presentations and modular evaluations. Recorded sessions for knowledge learning will include live and video and audio recordings of course content. Application based learning will include blog discussions, case studies and seminar presentations.
Course Goal:
To promote understanding of the human and veterinary applications towards public and environmental health. Course Objectives

  • Introduce students to the concept of One Health
  • Identify the common infectious disease health challenges shared between humans and animals
  • Understand the comparability of health between humans and animals
  • Apply the principles of food safety as it applies to food from animal origin
  • Recognize the environment as a common space for health and diseases for both humans and animals
  • Appreciate the collaboration between human and veterinary medicine
  • Assume the role of One Health practice in community and international health


Start Date: January 21, 2019
Lectures: Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:00 - 5:00 pm AST
End Date: April 12, 2019

Course Outline

One Health is a course for persons interested in the knowledge and application of medicine, veterinary medicine, environmental health and public health. The course is divided into seven modules each highlighting One Health in the following areas:

  • History of Health
  • Introduction to the One Health Concept
  • Emerging Infectious Diseases
  • Zoonotic Diseases
  • Food Safety
  • Environmental Health
  • Refugee Health
  • International Health

Course Staff

Dr. Satesh Bidaisee

Dr. 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!

Kimon Sandy

Donna Walker (Instructional Designer)

Hello! I am an instructional designer at the Department of Educational Services in St. George’s University.

Frequently Asked Questions

How is the course graded?

Students will be graded on a combination of two exams (40%), presentation (15%), case studies (15%) and discussions (30%).

What Materials are Required?

There are no required books for this class. All readings will be provided

When can I access my course?

The course will open on Thursday, January 17, 2019. We encourage you to go through the introductory materials during the first few days. Your first lecture will be on Tuesday, January 22, 2019.