NTRES 4150

NTRES 4150

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2023-2024.

This course integrates life, social, and medical sciences with the humanities to explore the concept of "One Health", the idea that the health of the environment, animals, and people are all inextricably linked. The course provides a comprehensive framework that enables students to critically examine varied perspectives and expand their view of the world, skills that are essential to a career in the interdisciplinary fields of One Health, Planetary Health and Conservation Medicine. The course also serves as a preparatory course for a subset of students who will be selected for international field experiences to work with communities to conserve endangered rhinoceroses and great apes with our partners in Indonesia (Ujung Kulon National Park and Alliance of Integrated Forest Conservation) and Africa (Jane Goodall Institute).

When Offered Spring.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: BIOEE 2670/NTRES 2670 or VTMED 6735.

Course Attribute (CU-SBY, EC-SAP)

  • Students will use basic vocabulary linking the One Health disciplines to explore the history of conservation and human impacts on the earth.
  • Students will understand basic principles associated with each of the three components of "One Health": environmental health, animal health, human health – and how they interact with and are inseparable from art and culture, the humanities, government and policy and the social sciences.
  • Students will integrate and apply concepts across disciplines to explore and develop strategies to support conservation and communities.
  • Students will synthesize, reflect on, and think critically about the ways in which ecological and social dimensions relate to One Health.
  • Students will engage in informed discussions about controversies in One Health, veterinary medicine, conservation, and community development.
  • Students will examine the linkages between terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, public health outcomes, and how science can be translated to policy and action.
  • Students will demonstrate teamwork, communication and leadership skills through shared experiences.
  • Students will examine real-world challenges and solutions by working through a series of case examples.

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  •   Seven Week - First. 

  • 2 Credits Graded

  • 11194 NTRES 4150   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    This course represents a combined enrollment with DVM professional students and undergraduates. The course has no final exam.