One Health: The interface of humans, animals, and the environment
The emerging One Health approach embraces traditionally separate fields including health professions, animal health, and the interactions of human and animal populations with the environment.
One Heath will help you to develop your understanding of the environmental, economic and social impacts of pests and diseases, enabling you to tackle complex problems surrounding food safety, the control of zoonotic diseases and biosecurity. These are highly sought after skills in government officials, researchers and workers employed across health sectors at local, national, and global levels.
Our free taster module, Global Biosecurity for One Health provides an overview of these issues, giving you a feel for the full Graduate Certificate in One Health qualification. This degree is hosted online through our digital learning partner, FutureLearn, a global social learning platform that offers a flexible, highly-interactive digital learning experience.
I have thoroughly enjoyed the course! I love learning about all of the different biosecurity measures taken around the globe. I definitely have more of an appreciation for biosecurity nowMichaela, Graduate Certificate in One Health
Studying the course online
Studying through FutureLearn is a powerful way to learn online. Storytelling, discussion, peer support and visible learning make it a rewarding and unique experience. You also have the chance to complete a free taster module, Global Biosecurity for One Health that will also be counted towards the full qualification. Check the taster course availability FutureLearn website.
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Enjoy the free introductory module before committing to the full online degree program.
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Access course content on mobile, tablet or desktop, wherever you have internet connection.
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Get access to high-quality videos and online discussion, interact with your peers and receive support from Murdoch’s world-class academics.
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VET656 Public Health and Epidemiology
The Public Health and Epidemiology unit provides students with a firm foundation in theoretical and practical questions implicated in the study of public health. Population health approaches to public health challenges, in local and global context, will be examined. The unit introduces students to the skills of applying epidemiological principles to public health and clinical practice. This includes undertaking scientific assessment of the health literature, with a strong emphasis on critical appraisal of health data analysis.
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Dr Kirsty Bayliss is a plant scientist with over 20 years’ experience in the plant pathology field. Since 2012, she has focussed on the management of postharvest pathogens that cause moulds on fresh fruit, vegetables and grains.
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A lecturer in Veterinary Epidemiology, Dr Mieghan Bruce’s research interests focus on integrating epidemiologic, economic and social dimensions of food systems for improving human nutrition and health.
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Dr Ihab Habib is a lecturer in Veterinary Public Health and Epidemiology. His main area of research is Public Health and Microbial Food Safety and applying the One Health research approach at the human-food animal-environment interfaces.
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Course structure and learning outcomes
A Graduate Certificate in One Health enables graduates to see beyond their own discipline specialisation and gain a range of insights needed for the effective management of community health issues.
Some of the careers that graduates can move into upon completion of the Graduate Certification in One Health include:
- Environmental Science
- Policy Analyst
- Agricultural Scientist
- Public Health Officer
- Food Safety Officer
- Biosecurity Inspector
In the free taster, you'll likely be spending between 4 to 6 hours a week in your course. This includes viewing and reading time, as well as participation in activities. In a Graduate Certificate unit you can expect to be spending at least 10 hours per week.
The Graduate Certificate will comprise four units:
- BIO639 - Global Biosecurity
- SWM518 - Health Economics and Finance
- VET655 - One Health Management and Leadership
- VET656 - Public Health and Epidemiology
Note: course titles are subject to change
Other important information
Whilst there are no prerequisites for the free taster module, to progress to the Graduate Certificate you will need to meet the following eligibility criteria:
- A recognised Bachelor degree in an associated discipline
- Equivalent of an Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0
Eligibility for a degree at Murdoch is generally based around your previous education, professional experience, and English language competence.
The taster module, Global Biosecurity for One Health, includes a formative assessment task, which can later contribute to the assessments in the Graduate Certificate. This task will not be used to judge entry eligibility for the Graduate Certificate.
Each program in the course offered through Futurelearn is AUD$1,800.
For a typical Graduate Certificate level course this will comprise of four units at a total cost of AUD$7,200 (paid per unit).