The One Health Course Development workshop was held in Ho Chi Minh City, December 12-13, 2013. Strengthening One Health at educational institutions in EPT hot-spot regions is a cornerstone of the RESPOND approach. The South East Asia One Health University Network (SEAOHUN), as well as Vietnam One Health University Network (VOHUN) has been created as a new model of cooperation that strengthens regional and national capacity across disciplines and sectors to improve whole health systems throughout the region and nation. Twinning or partnering between the SEAOHUN and VOHUN universities with Tufts and UMN will be an integral part of regional capacity building. SEAOHUN and VOHUN in the creation a curriculum framework for a One Health (OH) Introductory Course that will combine human and animal health sciences with the principals of ecology and environmental science. A total 15 One Health course modules, adapted from the One Health Core Competencies, have been developed through a series of 3 workshops that was completed in late October 2013.
The aim of these modules is to integrate and customize them for the regions and nations. The workshop objectives were i) Identify potential courses where One Health modular content can be embedded or developed; ii) Prioritize and scope of One Health modular content to be integrated into the existing courses and/or curricula; iii) Develop learning objectives and activities for proper integration of the One Health modular content.
At the end of the discussion, the VOHUN members have 2 option for developing OH course/subject in their training program; i) develop a new subject for One Health, that will be an selective subject; ii) develop Onehealth subject as some objective that will be integrated in real training program
More details of the course and course material can be found here