VM2001 - One Health

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Infectious Diseases and Public Health
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2023/24

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

The "One Health"€ approach has evolved from earlier concepts which were associated with the contributions made by veterinarians to public health. It is based on recognising the influence of the complex interactions and inter-dependencies between animals, humans and the environment, embedded within a recognition of the fundamental importance of a healthy and balanced global ecosystem and its biodiversity for the wellbeing of humans, and other animals. The course will introduce the students to these complex relationships, and encourage personal reflection with respect to their role as citizens and as veterinarians in this context. Through a combination of lectures, tutorials and field trips involving appropriate practitioners of One Health from Hong Kong, it will deepen the students' exposure to and appreciation of the subject matter. This course establishes an intellectual framework which will be carried through and touched upon throughout the curriculum. 

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

Continuous Assessment: 40%
Examination: 60%
Examination Duration: 2 hours
A penalty of 5% of the total marks for the assessment task will be deducted per working day for late submissions, and no marks will be awarded for submissions more than 10 working days late.
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