Part of our mission at the Center for One Health Research is to educate healthcare workers, veterinary workers, environmental scientists, and other who live and work at the human-animal-environment interface about One Health.
The Center for One Health Research has a number of ways in which we work with matriculating students at the University of Washington.
- We offer a Masters of Public Health in One Health through the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences.
- With funding from the Northwest Center for Occupational Safety and Health, COHR offers a limited number of scholarships for the Occupational Health at the Human-Animal Interface (OHHAI) training program which includes a Masters of Public Health in One Health.
- As part of the DEOHS One Health MPH program, students are required to complete the UW MPH Practicum, giving students real-world experience in a career in Public Health. Watch a video about the MPH practicum symposium.
- Any matriculating graduate student at the University of Washington can apply to enter the Graduate Certificate in One Health program, a 15-credit program that is intended to enhance the education of matriculating UW graduate students and professional students beyond their regular course of study.
- Through the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, faculty in the department offer undergraduate and graduate-level courses at the University of Washington:
- ENV H 439/539 One Health: Human and Animal Health in a Changing Environment.
- ENV H 586 Current Issues in Occupational Health at the Human Animal Interface
The Center for One Health Research also provides One Health rotations for Medical Residents and Medical Students. This clinical elective provides medical residents and students with a conceptual framework and clinical exposure through which to explore the multitude of applications of the One Health paradigm in a multidisciplinary context. Through hands on clinical experience at the Woodland Park Zoo, SR3, Sarvey Wildlife Rehab Center, Harborview Medical Center Occupational and Environmental Medicine Clinic, homeless health care clinics and other sites, residents and students will gain experience working with interdisciplinary teams on species spanning approaches to health.
In Spring 2018, the Center for One Health Research will hold a one day biosafety skills training about high priority pathogens (bird flu, swine flu, etc.) in animal care settings (poultry, swine, dairy, veterinary, zoo, aquarium etc.). This training will be open to students, WA state employees, poultry and swine producers, veterinarians, etc.
Skills will include use of PPE, decontamination, and occupational health of exposed workers in the event of a pathogen outbreak. More information to come.