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Humans, Animals, Ecosystems – the One Health Approach in a Sustainable Global Animal Production

Dear student,

Welcome to the course Humans, Animals, Ecosystems – the One Health Approach in a Sustainable Global Animal Production (HV0178)! We hope that you will enjoy the course and find it interesting.

To begin with, we want to clarify some things about the student participation. The aim for this course is to be a part of CEMUS (Centre for Environment and Development Studies) collaboration, but this course at SLU is not student driven. The course is given as a regular independent course. We will try to include the student perspective anyway. For example, you will get the chance to request a topic/lecturer for one of the lectures at the end of the course. We are also grateful for any feedback on how this course could include the students to a greater extent in the future.

Below we have listed some practical information regarding SLU and the course. We recommend you to look through this, especially those of you who are not already SLU students.

Manual for Ladok (Swedish): https://student.slu.se/globalassets/sw/studier/utbildningssystem/lathund-student.pdf

Manual for Ladok (English):

https://student.slu.se/globalassets/sw/studier/utbildningssystem/ladok-student-eng.pdf

Information about the timetable, course syllabus, course literature and links can be found here at the course page (open for all):

  • The course starts on Wednesday 19 January 17.30 and ends on Wednesday 1 June. We hope to have the course In Real Life. The lectures are given on Wednesdays except for Easter week. After each lecture you are expected to take part in a discussion (seminar) together with the other course participants. It is mandatory to participate in the first and last lecture.

  • The other lectures and seminars are not mandatory but we strongly recommend you to participate in order to be able to work with the assignments on which you will be examined. There will be three assignments during the course and one assignment at the end of the course that are based on the topics that are brought up during the lectures and seminars.

We are looking forward to see you soon!

Best regards,

Jane Morrell (course leader, jane.morrell@slu.se), Ulf Magnusson (examiner, ulf.magnusson@slu.se), Åsa Wengström (course administrator, us-frist@slu.se)

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HV0178 Humans, Animals, Ecosystems – the One Health Approach in a Sustainable Global Animal Production, 7.5 Credits

Människor, djur, ekosystem – One Health i en globalt hållbar animalieproduktion

Syllabus approved

2018-12-17

Subjects

Animal science Environmental science

Education cycle

Bachelor’s level

Advanced study in the main field

First cycle, entry requirements only from upper secondary school(G1N)

Grading scale

5:Pass with Distinction, 4:Pass with Credit, 3:Pass, U:Fail The requirements for attaining different grades are described in the course assessment criteria which are contained in a supplement to the course syllabus. Current information on assessment criteria shall be made available at the start of the course.

Language

English

Prior knowledge

Knowledge equivalent to general entry requirements.

Exemption granted from the general entry requirement of Swedish.

Objectives

This course will give an overall knowledge about, and understanding of, the opportunities and challenges for good health in humans, animals and ecosystems (One Health) in combination with a sustainable production of animal source foods globally.

On completion of the course, the student will be able to:
-account for the One Health concept,
-describe the need and demand for animal source foods in parts of the world where starvation and nutrition deficiency are problems compared with the need and demand in rich parts of the world,
-generally account for different types of animal production and production systems, and the advantages and disadvantages with these from a sustainability perspective,
-reflect on what challenges there are to reach a sustainable animal production in relation to the demographic changes that are happening around the world, as well as what opportunities there are to handle these challenges,
-describe the importance of contagious animal diseases, diseases that can spread between animals and humans, and antimicrobial resistance for the health of humans and animals from a sustainability perspective,
-account for what antibiotics are and how they are used in the production of animal source foods as well as how antimicrobial resistance develops and spreads,
-reflect on the consequences of increased antimicrobial resistance among animals and humans,
-discuss how change can be accomplished for a better One Health in combination with a more sustainable animal production based on the different political and social structures that exist around the world.

Content

Through lectures the students will learn how humans, animals and ecosystems affect each other’s health. Specific topics that will be covered are diseases that can spread between animals and between animals and humans, and antimicrobial resistance. The students will also learn what different types of animal production can look like around the world and what challenges and opportunities that comes with animal production from a sustainability perspective.

Through seminars, workshops, group assignments and individual assignments the students will dig deeper into these questions and will be given the opportunity to reflect on and discuss how the health of humans, animals and ecosystems can be improved taking into account the interconnections between them, while at the same time working towards a more sustainable animal production. The students will also get to reflect on which political and social structures that can facilitate or prevent such a development.

Compulsory elements of this course can be seminars, workshops, written assignments and certain briefings.

Formats and requirements for examination

Passed participation in compulsory elements and passed written assignments.
  • If the student fails a test, the examiner may give the student a supplementary assignment, provided this is possible and there is reason to do so.
  • If the student has been granted special educational support because of a disability, the examiner has the right to offer the student an adapted test, or provide an alternative assessment.
  • If changes are made to this course syllabus, or if the course is closed, SLU shall decide on transitional rules for examination of students admitted under this syllabus but who have not yet passed the course.
  • For the examination of a degree project (independent project), the examiner may also allow the student to add supplemental information after the deadline. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.

Other information

  • The right to take part in teaching and/or supervision only applies to the course date to which the student has been admitted and registered on.
  • If there are special reasons, the student may take part in course components that require compulsory attendance at a later date. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.

Additional information

The course is student-driven and part of CEMUS (Center for Environmental and Development Studies), a collaboration with Uppsala University (http://www.web.cemus.se/). The study pace is 25% over a semester, with the predominant part of the course time in the evening.

Responsible department

Department of Clinical Sciences
Cooperating departments:
Department of Biomedical Sciences and Veterinary Public Health

Further information

Determined by: Programnämnden för utbildning inom veterinärmedicin och husdjur (PN - VH)

Learning Objective

3

4

5

Course block 1:

Overview about livestock production and different production systems in the world.

Able to conduct a life-science based reasoning about the pros and cons for opinions about different kinds of livestock production

Able to dissect what is life-science based opinion and what is a cultural and political-based opinions about different kinds of livestock production

Course block 2:

Overview of risks and challenges in livestock production from a sustainability perspective.

Able to conduct a life-science based reasoning about the opportunities and challenges for different aspects of sustainability in livestock production

Able to dissect what is life-science based opinion and what is a cultural and political-based opinions about the opportunities and challenges for different aspects of sustainability in livestock production

Course block 3:

Overview of the One health aspect of livestock production.

Able to conduct a life-science based reasoning about the One health related risks in livestock production

Able to conduct a life-science based reasoning about the One health related risks in different kinds of livestock production

Course block 4:

Overview of the options for a more sustainable and healthier global livestock sector.

Able to conduct a life-science based reasoning about the options for a more sustainable, and from a One health-perspective safer, global livestock production.

Able to display conflicting interests as well as win-wins about the options for a more sustainable, and from a One health-perspective safer, global livestock production.

1) Transforming the livestock sector through the Sustainable Development Goals
Author: FAO, 2018.
ISBN: 978-92-5-130883-7
Comments: http://www.fao.org/3/CA1201EN/ca1201en.pdf
3) Sustainable agricultural development for food security and nutrition: What roles for livestock?
Author: HLPE, 2016
Comments: http://www.fao.org/3/a-i5795e.pdf
4) Taking a Multisectoral, One Health Approach: A Tripartite Guide to Addressing Zoonotic Diseases in Countries A Tripartite Guide to Addressing Zoonotic Diseases in Countries
Author: World Health Organization (WHO), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), 2019.
ISBN: 978-92-4-151493-4
Comments: http://www.fao.org/3/ca2942en/ca2942en.pdf
5) Drug-Resistant Infections: A threat to our economic future
Author: World Bank, 2017
Comments: http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/323311493396993758/final-report
6) Global Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance
Author: WHO, 2015
ISBN: 978 92 4 150976 3
7) OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2019-2028
Author: OECD/FAO, 2019
ISBN: 978-92-64-31246-3
8) Scientific articles
Comments: Will be added to the course's Canvas room
9) Scientific articles
Comments: Will be added to the course's Canvas room
11) Djurens roll för livsmedelsförsörjningen i en föränderlig miljö (in Swedish)
Author: Mikaela Lindberg, Jenny Lundstro¨m, Ann Albihn, Gunnela Gustafson, Jan Bertilsson, Lotta Rydhmer, Birgitta A°hman, Ulf Magnusson

Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: Yes Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 19027 SEK Cycle: Bachelor’s level
Subject: Animal science Environmental science
Course code: HV0178 Application code: SLU-30267 Location: Uppsala Distance course: No Language: English Responsible department: Department of Clinical Sciences Pace: 25%