Courses Details

EPID676: Zoonotic Infections And One Health

  • Graduate level
  • Residential
  • Fall term(s) for residential students;
  • 3 credit hour(s) for residential students;
  • Instructor(s): Power, Laura (Residential);
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Undergraduates are allowed to enroll in this course.
  • Description: Students will explore the public health significance of zoonotic infections with focus on One Health and the complex relationships between humans, animals, and the environment. Students will learn the biology and epidemiology of zoonotic infections important to public health and the programs in place to monitor and control these infections.
  • Learning Objectives: • Explain the public health significance of zoonotic infections • Explain the effects of environmental factors on a population’s health* • Explain an ecological perspective on the connections among human health, animal health and ecosystem health* • Understand the connections between animal health and food safety • Understand the connections between companion pets and human health • Understand the role of pest control and vector control in human health • Explain the connection of zoonotic infections to emerging infectious diseases • Describe the how antibiotic resistance spread through people, animals, and the environment • Describe the role of governmental agencies in monitoring, preventing, and controlling human and animal infections • Summarize surveillance mechanisms for zoonotic infections • Describe programs designed to prevent and control infections in humans and animals • Identify gaps that exist between human, animal, and environmental health programs • Describe the epidemiology, clinical manifestations, and prevention programs in place for specific zoonotic infections of public health importance (rabies, plague, leptospirosis, toxoplasmosis, brucellosis, listeriosis, anthrax, coronaviruses, influenza, vector-borne disease, etc.) *Also a CEPH foundational learning objective
  • This course is cross-listed with n/a in the n/a department.