College of Biological Science, College of Social and Applied Human Sciences, Ontario Veterinary College and Ontario Agricultural College. Department of Integrative Biology, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Department of Geography and Environmental Geomatics, Department of Pathobiology, Department of Population Medicine, School of Environmental Sciences.
One Health offers student the opportunity to explore animal, environmental and human health from both the scientific and socio-cultural perspective. One Health is an approach to research and problem-solving that brings together different knowledge systems and perspectives in order to find solutions that ensure people, animals and our environment stay healthy.
This area of study is also available as a degree: Bachelor of One Health.
Minor Learning Outcomes
Problem Solving and Critical Thinking
- Critically evaluate ideas and arguments by gathering and integrating relevant information, assessing its credibility, recognizing context and assumptions, and synthesizing evidence (information) to formulate a position or draw conclusions.
- Identify and articulate problems and evaluate strategies that consider the interconnections between human, animal and environmental health, and their sociocultural and scientific determinants.
- Accurately and effectively communicate ideas, arguments and analyses, to a range of audiences, using graphic, oral and written forms.
- Translate complex issues to different stakeholders using a variety of media.
Professional and Ethical Behaviour
- Demonstrate integrity by respectfully considering diverse points of view, intellectual contribution of others, and different knowledge systems, and by demonstrating a commitment to honesty, ethical standards, confidentiality, equity, diversity and inclusion.
- Demonstrate mastery of key professional behaviours including adaptability, active listening, ethical reasoning, and leadership, when working individually or with others
Methodology and Techniques
- Evaluate analytical methods to interpret data and make evidence-based decisions.
- Apply a systems-based approach to complex Health challenges including identifying key factors and determining their interactions (balancing, synergistic, antagonistic) with each other and contributions to health; identifying key areas of vulnerability and limiting factors; and developing strategies to manage or mitigate them.
Breadth and Depth of Understanding
- Develop a holistic philosophy of health that includes human, animal, and environmental systems, and identify the role of socio-cultural, economic, political and scientific determinants on sustainable and resilient health systems.
- Describe the major abiotic, biotic and social components of the environment, either managed or unmanaged, and describe evidence for current trends in environmental change facilitated by human activity.
- Describe the sources of sociocultural and biological (physiological and evolutionary) diversity and its potential impacts on health for a key societal challenge.
- Describe the relationships between environment change and ecosystem, human and animal health, and their significance to complex societal challenge such as climate change, food security, social change and policy development, conservation, and infectious diseases.
Minor Requirements (Honours)
This minor is not open to students registered in the degree: Bachelor of One Health.
A minor in One Health will consist of 5.00 credits:
|ANTH*1150||Introduction to Anthropology||0.50|
|GEOG*1220||Human Impact on the Environment||0.50|
|ONEH*1000||Introduction to One Health||0.50|
|ONEH*2000||Case Studies in One Health||0.50|
|Select 1.50 credits from key knowledge areas in One Health:|
|ANTH*2660||Contemporary Indigenous Peoples in Canada||0.50|
|BIOL*1080||Biological Concepts of Health||0.50|
|BIOL*3060||Populations, Communities and Ecosystems||0.50|
|ECON*2100||Economic Growth and Environmental Quality||0.50|
|ENVS*2330||Current Issues in Ecosystem Science and Biodiversity||0.50|
|GEOG*2210||Environment and Resources||0.50|
|GEOG*3020||Global Environmental Change||0.50|
|HIST*3310||Disease and History||0.50|
|IDEV*1000||Understanding Development and Global Inequalities||0.50|
|MICR*2420||Introduction to Microbiology||0.50|
|PATH*3610||Principles of Disease||0.50|
|PHIL*2030||Philosophy of Medicine||0.50|
|SOC*2280||Society, Knowledge Systems and Environment||0.50|
|SOAN*2290||Identities and Cultural Diversity||0.50|
|SOAN*3380||Contemporary Issues in Culture, Society, Nature||0.50|
|Select 1.00 credits from One Health areas of application:|
|AGR*4600||Agriculture and Food Issues Problem Solving||1.00|
|ANTH*4550||Topics in the Anthropology of Health||0.50|
|BIOL*4150||Wildlife Conservation and Management||0.50|
|ENVS*3010||Climate Change Biology||0.50|
|GEOG*3320||Food Systems: Issues in Security and Sustainability||0.50|
|ONEH*3000||Topics in One Health||0.50|
|POPM*4040||Epidemiology of Food-borne Diseases||0.50|
|POLS*3370||Environmental Politics and Governance||0.50|
|POLS*3670||Comparative Public Policy||0.50|
|PSYC*3110||Topics in Health Psychology||0.50|
In consultation with the One Health advisor for the minor a major-specific research, thesis, reading or literature review course may be substituted to meet the area of application credit requirement.