Training course: One Health, data and models for zoonotic disease management from the IndiaZooSystems project
The course was originally delivered online over 3 sessions that took place between November 2021 – January 2022.
The total learning time was approximately 21 hours
Cost: Free to participants from India. Non-Indian participants may be subject to a course fee; please contact us for details.
Format: A blended course delivered through live interactive sessions via Zoom, and learning resources on our online learning portal, UK Learn Worlds
You can sign up for this course by completing this online registration form.
The course aims to enable the user to:
Describe the One Health concept and understand how to apply it to management or research on zoonotic diseases in India
Summarise the many advantages of a closer cooperation between human health, animal health and environment sectors for zoonotic disease management
Identify key challenges and opportunities in putting One Health into operation
Develop ideas for inter-disciplinary approaches that can solve every day One Health problems that you may have in your work area
Understand the range of different models and data that you can apply to zoonotic diseases in different epidemiological scenarios
Identify key data and knowledge that you can bring together across the human health, animal health and environmental sectors to better understand, predict and manage zoonotic diseases
Gain hands-on, practical experience of modelling geographical and temporal data for zoonotic diseases to answer different questions relevant to management
Share experiences and develop ideas for how models and data for zoonotic diseases could better inform disease management and policy
Who is the course for?
The course is for anyone who is interested in zoonotic diseases and the links between human, animals and the environment. The course may be of particular value to people who are analysing data to inform zoonotic disease management in humans or animals.
Course dates and format (detail)
This online course is a blended learning experience with recorded lectures, case-studies, recorded discussions, and hands-on tutorials in modelling together with recorded modelling discussions.
The course comprises of three blocks:
Block I: Introducing the One Health approach for managing zoonotic diseases
Block II: Models and data analysis for zoonotic diseases and links to policy
Block III: Hands-on training in models and data analysis for zoonotic diseases
It is recommend that participants work through all the blocks in the correct order.
Zoonotic diseases - that are transmitted from animals to humans – make up 60% of infectious disease events worldwide. They disproportionately affect tropical communities. The burdens and impacts of such diseases are increasing and evolving. This is due to multiple global drivers including environmental degradation, biodiversity loss, agricultural intensification, human settlement and climate change.
Multiple livestock and wildlife hosts are often involved in transmission of zoonotic diseases. Human activities across sectors can promote spill-over and lead to exposure. Global "One Health" approaches recognise that human health, wildlife and domestic animal health and the environment are interconnected. "One Health" promotes integrated cross-sectoral approaches to reduce zoonotic disease impacts.
This interactive online training course will provide you with a good understanding of One Health and practical examples of how inter-disciplinary One Health approaches have been applied to zoonotic diseases in India. The course will show how we can link quantitative models, surveillance, and knowledge across the public health, animal health and agriculture, private and environmental sectors to improve and target management of endemic and emerging zoonotic disease problems.
Experts from the ICMR-National Institute of Epidemiology (NIE), ICAR- National Institute for Veterinary Epidemiology and Disease Informatics (NIVEDI), the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH) and the ICMR-Vector Control Research Centre and the Centre for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP) will deliver the training with invited speakers from the Ashoka Trust for Ecology and Environment, Emory University in the US (see below).
The training is part of a UK-India research project “Integrating participatory approaches and traditional models to strengthen One Health responses to zoonotic diseases in India’s changing environments (IndiaZooSystems)”. You can find out more information about the IndoZooSystems project below.