Tufts OpenCourseware
Author: Gretchen Kaufman, DVM

OCW One Health, 2008
G. Kaufman, DVM
Tufts University

1. Sustainable Agriculture Class 5

1.1. Overarching exercise and presentations

  • Overarching exercise: Interdisciplinary gaps - Identifying disciplinary gaps and making a plan to deal with them.

  • Mini lecture on antibiotic resistance in the environment, followed by case study of Whittier farms listeria outbreak(see Boston Globe online article State probe finds deadly germ on dairy production line ) - Dr. Julie Ellis

1.2. Class Activity

Review VUE maps

Discuss progress in disciplinary groups:

  • Are you comfortable with the boundaries of the problem within your disciplinary perspective?

  • Have you established the main issues of concern in your discipline with regard to health and dairy farming

  • How are these issues measured or monitored?

What is a disciplinary gap?

  • Have you found obvious disciplinary gaps in your research?  

  • Are there broader disciplinary gaps missing from our analysis (disciplines NOT represented?)

1.3. Assignments

1.3.1. Assignments due next week: General

Prepare disciplinary presentation for next week ejournal assignment

Seminar assessment exercise (250 words max.) Reading assignment: