VET20180 Introduction to One Health-Bridging Human & Veterinary Medical Sciences

Academic Year 2022/2023

Are you interested in global health issues? Interested in examining the medical, veterinary, environmental and political issues that impact on our health and the health of animals? Then this module might interest you. In an accessable way we will introduce the concept of One Health and the close links that exist between public health, veterinary medicine and the environment we live in, with an emphasis on infectious diseases. One Health advocates a unified veterinary, medical and environmental approach to combat zoonotic and emerging infections. This introductory module is suitable for veterinary, medical and human and veterinary nursing students, students of the life sciences, politics, and those with an interest in the pharmaceutical industry / business.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

Students that take this module will gain a greater understanding of the One health movement, and how we can impact the health of the people and animals in it.

By taking this module students will also improve skills that will increase their employability such as:

The ability to find and critically analyse information.
The ability to communicate with colleagues through oral presentations and the written word.
The ability to work in a team to solve problems

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Autonomous Student Learning






Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
This module is focused around problem-based learning. Students will be challenged with problems that they, in groups, must tackle and solve. Students will also receive lectures that are based around the topics of their problems, encouraging them to explore the topics more deeply. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Presentation: Group presentation Varies over the Trimester n/a Graded No


Essay: < Description > Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No


Group Project: Peer assessment of contribution to the group projects. Varies over the Trimester n/a Graded No


Presentation: Group presentation Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
In-Module Resit Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Not yet recorded.

Name Role
Dr Virginie Gautier Tutor
Ms Elise O'Byrne-White Tutor
Ms Michelle Purcell Tutor
Mr John Wyatt Tutor
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Wed 14:00 - 15:50