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The One Health Center of Excellence at the University of Florida is a multidisciplinary think tank that promotes and facilitates the implementation of the One Health vision. It focuses on understanding the interconnections between the health of humans, of animals, of plants and of the environment. The final objective of implementing the One Health vision is the promotion of the advancement of the health of the system rather than that of a single compartment. Innovative studies on how to co-advance health of humans, animals, plants and the environment can now be developed by exploiting big data with an interdisciplinary approach. The Center provides fellowships, internships and tailored training programs on tools, methodologies, and ideas to promote the vision of  One health – i.e. treating health as a circular asset -rather than as a condition which is relevant only to its own segment.

The One Health Center of Excellence at the University of Florida is a multidisciplinary think tank that promotes and facilitates the implementation of the One Health vision. It focuses on understanding the interconnections between the health of humans, of animals, of plants and of the environment. The final objective of implementing the One Health vision is the promotion of the advancement of the health of the system rather than that of a single compartment. Innovative studies on how to co-advance health of humans, animals, plants and the environment can now be developed by exploiting big data with an interdisciplinary approach. The Center provides fellowships, internships and tailored training programs on tools, methodologies, and ideas to promote the vision of  One health – i.e. treating health as a circular asset -rather than as a condition which is relevant only to its own segment.

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The One Health Center, with Environmental and Global Health, introduces a new course!

PHC 6446: Systems Thinking in One Health- 3 Credits, Summer A

Location: McCarty Hall D- room G 001

Time: 9- 2 PM May 13- May 24 (except for Tuesday 14, which will be from 1 to 5 PM)

Contact: To register for the course, contact Victoria Houghton by email

Brief course description

The course will provide the space and time for students to discuss and engage with thought-provoking issues and seek novel approaches around the topic of advancing health as a system. It is designed for students from diverse background (humanities and sciences) who intend to expand their knowledge on the multiple dimensions of One Health. It will deliver an overview of tools and topics that are fundamental to understand why it is essential that we co-advance the health of humans, animals, plants and the environment. Experts from UF and abroad will give invited lectures on tools and topics that will include semi-qualitative and qualitative methods in One Health research, health economics, principles of environmental law, network building, cultural and philosophical perspectives of health, medical geography, digital epidemiology and ethics. Health communication, managing conflict and leadership, behavioral change theories will also be addressed.

This will be an intensive course delivered during the first two weeks of Summer A, from 9 to 2 PM (with a break for lunch). Attendance will be compulsory. Therefore, we advise students to couple this course with an online or a summer C course. 

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