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Global Health at the Human-Animal-Ecosystem Interface (Coursera)

The University of Geneva, Institute Pasteur, University of Montreal and Centre Virchow-Villermé/University Paris Descartes welcome you to this new MOOC on “Global Health at the Human-Animal-Ecosystem Interface”! Over the next 5 weeks, you will explore and learn about some of the major and current Global Health Challenges at the Human-Animal-Ecosystem Interface: zoonotic emerging infections (e.g. Ebola, Nipah, MERS, Avian Influenza), antimicrobial resistance, neglected tropical diseases (e.g. rabies, leishmaniasis, zoonotic TB), snakebite and other human-animal conflicts etc.

You will learn new concepts from the field of epidemiology, social anthropology, disease ecology, veterinary sciences, global health policy etc. and approaches such as One Health, Eco-Health and Planetary Health. Also, you will learn about innovative tools and frameworks used to study and tackle some of these Global Health challenges of the Sustainable Development Goals era.


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This MOOC proposes you a dynamic, international and interdisciplinary programme based on the One Heath approach (human-animal-environmental dimensions) and involving more than 30 top experts from more than 20 academic and research institutions and international organisations based in Geneva, Paris, Montreal and the world. Policy makers from the World Health Organisation, clinicians from the University Hospitals of Geneva, epidemiologists from Institut Pasteur etc. will share with you their knowledge and experiences all along this MOOC. Video-lectures have been filmed in different parts of the world and settings (from the field to the lab and office) and will be combined with the latest open readings and interactive activities in the discussion forum, video-conferences etc.

But that is not all! This MOOC will also give you the opportunity to join us in Geneva and develop your project idea during a workshop in July 2017, for free!

This MOOC will keep evolving and enriching actively over time and a whole section on health promotion at the human-animal-ecosystem interface will be added in autumn 2017.

The development of this MOOC was led by Dr. Rafael Ruiz de Castañeda, Dr. Isabelle Bolon and Prof. Antoine Flahault from the Institute of Global Health of the University of Geneva. The list of instructors is completed by Prof. Arnaud Fontanet (Institut Pasteur) and Prof. André Ravel (Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Montreal).

Who is this class for: This MOOC is open and free to follow for everyone with an interest in Global Health at the Human-Animal-Ecosystem Interface. This MOOC is proposed in English with subtitles in English, French and Chinese. More specifically, this MOOC is particularly relevant for Masters and PhD students, researchers and health professionals from the human, animal and environmental sector. This MOOC is based on the One Health approach and it brings together a large diversity of experts from different backgrounds but at the same time it should also bring together a large diversity of learners (e.g. clinicians, public health experts, epidemiologists, vets, ecologists etc.).

Syllabus

WEEK 1

Welcome! Key information on the MOOC

In this Module, we provide you a general description of the MOOC, including some videos and readings that give you an overview of the content, evaluation and activities. This MOOC is based on a highly interdisciplinary and international approach to health, please check the huge diversity of experts involved (see in the Syllabus and list of Experts). By following this MOOC, you will have the opportunity to join us in Geneve and Basel for free to learn and work with us during some days in July 2017! Please, read details in “Global Flipped Classroom and Workshop in Global Health in July 2017”. Let’s get started and do not hesitate to ask any doubts in the forum of the course! We will be pleased to help you!

Global Health at the Human-Animal-Ecosystem Interface: The Need for Intersectoral Approaches (Section 1)

In this section of the course, you will learn about some of the major current Global Health challenges at the Human-Animal-Ecosystem Interface and the need for cross-sectoral approaches to health, including One Health, Eco-Health and Planetary Health. Please watch video “Introduction to Section 1” for a more detailed description.

Graded: Graded quiz on “Global Health at the Human-Animal-Ecosystem Interface: The Need for Intersectoral Approaches”

WEEK 2

Emerging Infectious Diseases (Section 2)

This section focuses on the current global threat posed by zoonotic emerging infections and the tools and challenges for studying and controlling them. Please watch video “Introduction to Section 2” for a more detailed description.

Graded: Graded quiz on “Emerging Infectious Diseases”

WEEK 3

Antimicrobial Resistance & Zoonotic Foodborne Infectious Diseases (Section 3)

Antimicrobial resistance is a current top priority in the Global Health agenda. In this section, you will learn about its global burden and the challenges for its control from the national to the global levels based on cross-sectoral approaches to health. Please watch video “Introduction to Section 3” for a more detailed description.

Graded: Graded quiz on “Antimicrobial Resistance & Zoonotic Foodborne Infectious Diseases”

WEEK 4

Zoonotic Neglected Infectious Diseases (Section 4)

Neglected Tropical Diseases are not neglected in this MOOC and you will have here the opportunity to learn about their common determinants and the interventions and challenges to fight them. Please watch video “Introduction to Section 4” for a more detailed description.

Graded: Graded quiz on “Zoonotic Neglected Infectious Diseases”

WEEK 5

Conflicts & Injuries (Section 5)

So far we have mainly focused zoonotic infections, but human-animal interactions can also involve other threats for human health. This section focuses on these conflicts and injuries, paying particular attention to snakebite and the current snakebite crisis. Please watch video “Introduction to Section 5” for a more detailed description.

Graded: Graded quiz on “Conflict and Injuries”

Innovation & Opportunities (Section 6)

In this section, we propose you to learn about some innovative approaches, tools, frameworks etc. that offer interesting opportunities for application in Global Health at the Human-Animal-Ecosystem Interface: Citizen Science, Crowdsroucing, Digital Epidemiology and Big Data etc. Please watch video “Introduction to Section 6” for a more detailed description.

Graded: Graded quiz on “Innovation and Opportunities”

WEEK 6

Revision of the Course (Key Messages) and Final Quiz

Graded: Final Quiz

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