PTHB 510 Veterinary Public Health

(2 cr.) (Didactic)

This course is designed to provide students with the required background knowledge to the One Health approach that will equip them in their role as veterinarians in protecting the public health. Foodborne illness derived from meats of animal origin and emerging zoonoses impacting the global environment, uniquely positions veterinarians as guardians of animal and human health. They are responsible for educating the public and assisting the relevant public health authorities in implementing prevention and control measures regarding diseases of animal origin that impact human health.

The course covers the veterinarian’s role in regulatory medicine regarding inspection of animals for food for human consumption and deals with important zoonoses currently encountered in the global environment. The course uses a combination of advanced TurningPoint combined with practical cases for class discussion to assist the student in knowledge application