Highlights of this Course
The One Health course is an inaugural course in the newly created University Seminar program, which furthers Tufts' goal to prepare leaders with a rich and textured understanding of the world in all its complexity and diversity. Major aims of the University Seminar are to enhance the interface
between research and teaching, to develop new research questions
through trans-disciplinary approaches to a global issue, and to develop
innovative teaching and learning methods that can be applied to the
larger Tufts community, and its existing and emerging programs.
Emerging challenges to human, animal and ecosystem health demand novel
solutions. New diseases are emerging from unique configurations of
humans, their domestic animals and wildlife; significant new pressures
on once robust and resilient ecosystems are compromising their
integrity; synthetic compounds and engineered organisms, recently
introduced to the natural world, are spreading unpredictably around the
globe. Globalization is also providing opportunities for infectious
organisms to gain access to naive hosts, which in turn leads to
changing patterns of disease distribution and virulence.The course will explore interdisciplinary
team-oriented approaches to complex health problems and set a framework
for similar cross-school collaborative learning and teaching
experiences at Tufts. The course is lead by four faculty members from the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, the School of Medicine, and the School of Arts & Sciences.
Please note that the course as presented here does not contain the full content of the course as taught at Tufts. The included content is based on material the Tufts faculty and instructors choose to include, as well as factors such as content preparation, software compatibility, and intellectual property and copyright restrictions.