VM2001 - One Health

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Infectious Diseases and Public Health
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2017/18
Semester A 2018/19 (Tentative)

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

The idea of “One Health” has evolved from earlier concepts and re-definitions of the veterinarian’s contribution to Public Health, and is based on the complex interactions and inter-dependencies of animal and human populations with each other and the environment. The course will introduce and sensitise the students to these complex relationships, and through appropriate lectures, tutorials and field trips involving appropriate practitioners of the concept in Hong Kong, deepen their exposure and appreciation of that subject matter. This course establishes an intellectual framework which will be carried through and touched upon throughout the curriculum. Zoonoses together with endemic, epidemic and exotic diseases will be considered during an introduction to epidemiology.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Examination: 100%
Examination Duration: 2 hours
Detailed Course Information


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