One Health: Connecting Humans, Animals and the Environment

In today’s globalised world, old diseases persist and new illnesses spread faster than ever thanks to interconnected ecosystems and the close ties between humans and animals. Stressing this interrelatedness, One Health calls for closer cooperation between human and animal health. This course explores how One Health works in practice, bringing together different scientific perspectives. You will, for instance, study vaccination coverage data and discuss food safety enhancement. You learn how to calculate the added value resulting from the One Health approach using case studies.

The free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) "One Health: Connecting Humans, Animals and the Environment" provides the theoretical foundations and hands-on practical methods for planning and implementing integrated approaches to health care. It is offered by the One Health expert group at the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) together with the University of Basel.

The online course addresses those interested in the relationship between humans and animals in different cultures and how to describe these qualitatively and quantitatively. No prior knowledge of human or veterinary medicine is needed to benefit from this course.

During its first run in 2016, over 3000 learners from all over the world participated. “This was the best One Health course I have experienced so far, and I will absolutely recommend it to everyone,” said a participant.


Swiss TPH and One Health

At a Glance

One Health. The Theory and Practice of Integrated Health Approaches. 2nd Edition