MICB-590 Animal Health
Fall for 2017-2018
Witthoff, Jenny
This course will provide a comprehensive view of animal health as it relates to the concept of “One Health” for the betterment of an increasingly global society. Through lecture, students will be presented with material related to specific zoonotic diseases, such as Avian Influenza, Rabies, MERS-coV, Nipah, and West Nile, and the lessons learned through the emergence and re-emergence of these diseases in animals. Course participants will also be encouraged to follow mass media current events on relevant subject matter as a means to stimulate discussion. Other topics explored will include: the cultural and socioeconomic factors influencing human-animal interaction, the increasing interface with wild and domestic animals, animals as sentinels of human disease, and the impact of urban agriculture. The breadth of knowledge pertaining to animal health gained in this course should allow the students to apply a sharp analytical insight to very complex “Global One Health” issues.
Credits: 2
Prerequisites: None
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