Denmark, Copenhagen

One Health

when 15 August 2016 - 26 August 2016
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee EUR 667

The international summer course One Health aims to provide knowledge, skills and competences regarding efficient solutions to the multifaceted global challenges to human, animal and environmental health through cross- disciplinary research, education and collaboration between relevant institutions and stakeholders. The summer course primarily focuses on zoonoses, emerging diseases, and emerging health-related problems (drug resistance, toxins, pollution, etc.).

The Summer Course provides insight into and a critical overview of the methods used in the One Health approach by drawing on the successful Danish and/or international achievements characterized by widely cross-disciplinary collaboration between public authorities, public administrations, research bodies and industry sectors.

Course leader

Maria Vang Johansen

Target group

The course is relevant for master- and PhD students and postgraduates (employees) in the public health, food, veterinary and environmental sectors.

Course aim

After the course, the participants will


Understand the One Health concept and its cross-sectorial perspectives
Know and be able to describe One Health cases within various areas
Know of the main methods to analyse the impact on human and animal health issues related to microbial and chemical contamination
Know of the principles for prioritising intervention between different health issues
Know of the principles for identifying methods for prevention and control of infectious diseases, food safety threats, antimicrobial resistance and chemical toxins in food
Know of the advantages and challenges of applying One Health approaches in industry and public administrations


Be able to apply various One Health methods to specific topics
Be able to discuss and respond to One Health issues
Be able to identify the roles, responsibilities and needs of key stakeholders in One Health challenges


Be able to identify challenges that need One Health approaches to be solved or mitigated, and be able to contribute critically to the implementation of the One Health approach when needed
Be a valuable collaborator to stakeholders in One Health challenges by being aware of the core competences that each participant brings into the One Health collaborative groups

Fee info

EUR 667: EU/EAA citizens
EUR 1200: Non EU/EAA citizens