Certificate in One Health Curriculum
The Certificate in One Health curriculum consists of 15 credits of the same courses that make up the MSc by Coursework in One Health curriculum. All coursework is offered exclusively online, with no mandatory login times, and can be completed from any location.
The online-based curriculum is designed to provide working knowledge of One Health concepts that can be used to enhance careers in a broad range of environments. You will develop intellectual skills in scientific assessment as well as practical skills in communication, organization, and scientific writing throughout your coursework. Upon successful completion of the program, you will have gained the skills and knowledge to be a confident advocate of the One Health systems approach in your field of work.
Courses are divided into three subject areas:
- Policy/Planning Implementation & Social Sciences
- Research & Research Survey Tools
- Special Topics
The required number of credits per subject area are listed below.
The Certificate in One Health curriculum is delivered 100% online via Ross Vet’s Virtual Learning Portal and is designed exclusively for distance learning. Assignments may include essays, critical review of peer-reviewed articles, online tests and quizzes, blog writing, research proposal writing, research journal development, projects, group discussions, and social media interactions. Modules are delivered primarily by Ross Vet faculty, although specialist modules may be delivered by partner institutions.
The One Health teaching approach focuses on integration of diverse student backgrounds and skill sets. You will be encouraged to draw from your individual specializations to complete course assignments, discussions, and projects. You will also be provided the opportunity to sharpen your leadership, teamwork, and communication skills through group projects.
CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE) CREDITS FOR VETERINARY PROFESSIONALS
Veterinary professionals play an important role in advancing the One Health approach. The One Health certificate program curriculum includes eight courses approved by the American Association of Veterinary State Boards’ RACE® program for continuing education (CE) credits in veterinary medicine. CE-approved courses are indicated below.
SELECTION OF COURSES
Required credits: 3
VETPG140/One Health & Systems Approaches (1 credit)
VETPG150/Communications (1 credit)
MPH-503 Advocacy in Public Health Policy and Law (3 credits)1
MPH-504 Cultural Competency and Global Public Health (3 credits)1
MPH-506 Environmental Health in Public Health (3 credits)1
Required credits: 5
VETPG141/Biostatistics & Epidemiology (5 credits)2
VETPG142/Research Project Design (2 credits)2
VETPG144/Surveillance & Diagnostics (3 credits)2
Required credits: 5
VETPG143/Conservation Medicine (3 credits)2
VETPG145/Zoonoses (3 credits)2
VETPG146A/Safety of Food of Animal Origin (2 credits)2
VETPG146B/Disaster Preparedness (2 credits)2
VETPG146C/Animal Health Program Management (2 credits)2
Required credits: 2
May be taken from any category above.
1Courses delivered by Chamberlain University from the Master of Public Health degree program
2AAVSB’s RACE®-approved courses for continuing education (CE) in veterinary medicine
Please see our Academic Catalog for a complete list of courses and course information offered in the One Health certificate program curriculum.
MSc One Health and Certificate in One Health program availability varies by location.