sábado, 2 de abril de 2016

New interesting post-graduate course on UAB: One Health

Next course, the faculty of Veterinary of our university, the Autonomous University of Barcelona will begin a new master called: "Official Master's Degree in Zoonoses and One Health". This master is lead by our colleagues we are currently collaborating in some projects like focus groups o a possible joint-project.

You can acces to the master's webpage here. In this page you will find how to apply to the admission, what is about it (content, teaching staff, etc), grants and a lot of more things. We leave a little sample from the official page:

The Master's Degree in Zoonosis and One Health is a professionally oriented programme that responds to a need for professionals with a well-rounded, multidisciplinary training encompassing human, animal and environmental health, who can work effectively and collaboratively on the prevention, control, management and communication of biological hazards and threats. This is the concept behind the new term "One Health". It means seeking to defend and improve the health and welfare of all species (humans, animals and plants) through greater cooperation between professionals working in public health, animal health and environmental health, and so to promote a multidisciplinary approach to health risk at the interface between humans, animals and the ecosystem.
The University Master's degree in Zoonosis and One Health will serve to train up highly qualified professionals to work in both the public and the private sector, with a multidisciplinary vision of One Health, in line with the requirements of the major international health bodies, like the World Health Organisation (WHO), the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE). It is the first official master's degree in One Health in the whole of the Mediterranean area.

For anyone that does not know anything about One Health, it is a concept related with the creation of a unique-single health, composed by animal, human, public and any other kind of health. In this vein, borders between species, disciplines or realms of knowledge are proposed to be broken.

From wikipedia: "One Health has been defined as "the collaborative effort of multiple disciplines — working locally, nationally, and globally — to attain optimal health for people, animals and the environment"

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