University of Geneva
Global Health at the Human-Animal-Ecosystem Interface
University of Geneva

Global Health at the Human-Animal-Ecosystem Interface

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Rafael Ruiz De Castañeda
Isabelle Bolon
Antoine Flahault

Instructors: Rafael Ruiz De Castañeda

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Intermediate level
Some related experience required
52 hours to complete
3 weeks at 17 hours a week
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There are 10 modules in this course

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 & list of Experts). Learners following this MOOC have had opportunities to participate in a number of activities (join a workshop in Geneva and Basel for free, become teachers of African refugees, win a travel grant to attend a conference in Geneva,..). We shared with you these activities at the end of this introductory section. New opportunities such as these will be proposed through this MOOC in the future, we will keep you posted. 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!

What's included

4 videos6 readings1 quiz

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.

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7 videos9 readings7 quizzes2 discussion prompts

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. Note that many of the topics addressed here (bushmeat, bird migration and avian influenza, etc) are re-discussed in the section 8 of the MOOC.

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12 videos15 readings11 quizzes1 discussion prompt

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.

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7 videos6 readings7 quizzes1 discussion prompt

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.

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8 videos10 readings5 quizzes1 discussion prompt

So far we have mainly focused on 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.

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6 videos6 readings5 quizzes1 discussion prompt

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.

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3 videos5 readings3 quizzes1 discussion prompt

So far, in this course we have mainly focused on health risks. In this section, we have also tried to bring the positive impacts on health that emerge from human-animal interactions and more widely from interactions with ecosystems. You will learn about the notion of Environmental Health from a historical perspective and the importance of ecosystem services for human health, including the benefits on health of owning companion animals. Please watch video "Introduction to Section 7" for a more detailed description.

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7 videos7 readings6 quizzes

This section was created in close collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) with the goal of highlighting the importance of sustainable management of ecosystems for human health, particularly in the context of climate change. You will be introduced to core issues, challenges and opportunities at the intersection of food systems -including both agricultural biodiversity and sustainable fisheries- and human health against a backdrop of global environmental change. Differential gender impacts are also considered, with a dedicated lecture on the theme and as a cross-reference in other sub-themes. This section is introduced by the Director-General of WHO Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and by Cristina Romanelli from the Secretariat for the Convention on Biological Diversity.

What's included

11 videos10 readings8 quizzes1 discussion prompt

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1 quiz

Instructors

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4.6 (113 ratings)
Rafael Ruiz De Castañeda
University of Geneva
3 Courses47,639 learners
Isabelle Bolon
University of Geneva
1 Course15,946 learners
Antoine Flahault
University of Geneva
7 Courses75,925 learners

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