VCM 547: Global One Health

VCM 547: Global One Health

3 credit hours | Fall (16 weeks)

Learn about global issues in both public and veterinary health, with emphasis on low-income countries. This course will cover national and international frameworks that can be used to address the biggest challenges and threats to the health of people and animals.

Preview the syllabus here.

Course Goal

The survey of topics will provide a foundational understanding for further in-depth study and work in international health.

What You'll Learn

  • Articulate the structure of human and animal health systems at the national and international level.
  • Apply an ecological approach to analyzing those major factors that influence global health including climate change and urbanization.
  • Identify and relate social and cultural determinants of health to global health issues and disease.
  • Discuss human and animal rights, professional ethics, and international health law in the context of health.
  • Describe the role of frameworks, goals, and multilateral agreements in achieving optimal health.
  • Understand the term stakeholders and the importance of the role of partnerships and collaborations in health programs.
  • Describe how capacity building enhances global health programs’ ability to address identified needs.
  • Describe how cultural awareness and knowledge are essential to building culturally competent health program.



This course is an approved elective for the Master of Veterinary Science Degree.

Class Instructor
Video Preview