February 22, 2017

ENV H 439 One Health – Human + Animal Health in a Changing Environment

What is One Health? 

Ebola, MERS, SARS and other new diseases from wild and domestic animals are emerging as a result of agriculture intensification, habitat loss, and climate change. “One Health” is a transdisciplinary systems concept connecting human, animal, and environmental health to address emerging disease challenges. Wildlife and domestic animals, like the “canary in the coal mine,” can provide early warning of environmental hazards.

In ENV H 439/539, students will explore the One Health concept, through a case based approach. Topics include emerging zoonotic infectious diseases transmitted between humans and animals, animals as sentinels of environmental hazards, the human-animal bond, and the comparison of spontaneous diseases between human and animals. Includes two optional field trips.
 
Prerequisites – BIOL 180 or equivalent.  Interested students who have not completed BIOL 180 can email ehug@uw.edu for an entry code