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Humanitarian University Consortium
Distance Education Initiative

One Medicine: One Health (Zoonotic Disease) Online Course

Presented by

Stephen M. Apatow
Founder, Director of Research & Development
Humanitarian Resource Institute (UN:NGO:DESA)
Humanitarian University Consortium Graduate Studies
Center for Medicine, Veterinary Medicine & Law
Phone: 203-668-0282
Email: s.m.apatow@humanitarian.net
Internet: www.humanitarian.net

Url: www.H-II.org

Pathobiologics International
Internet: www.pathobiologics.org

One Health Initiative unites human and veterinary medicine

The One Health Initiative, a movement to forge co-equal, all inclusive collaborations between physicians, veterinarians, and other scientific-health related disciplines, has been endorsed by various major medical organizations and health agencies, including the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Medical Association, the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, the American Society for Microbiology and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Additionally, more than 500 prominent scientists, physicians and veterinarians worldwide have endorsed the initiative.


One of the first actions a veterinary practitioner takes on suspicion of a natural or intentional outbreak of an important or exotic disease is timely reporting to proper authorities. Unless knowledge of what diseases are reportable, and to whom, is maintained before the event, valuable time will be wasted in "reinventing the wheel."

Practitioners should also engage their human medical counterparts at the local level. Too often, medical providers at local hospitals and health departments plan for medical surveillance and response activities without considering the zoonotic and epizootic diseases that can impact those systems. Veterinarians who have become active in public health endeavors have been well received by their counterparts in human health care and have made important contributions to both animal and human epidemiology.  -- AVMA: Biological terrorism against animals and humans: a brief review and primer for action.

I. Study Materials 


OIE: Data by Disease: Diseases Notifiable to the OIE

III.  Online Test
The One Medicine: One Health (Zoonotic Disease) Test encompasses 135 questions (True/False) related to the materials provided in section I. Upon completion and online submission of the test, individuals with a passing grade of 75% or above will receive a certificate of completion by Humanitarian Resource Institute.

$250.00 processing fee, required for validation: certificate of completion.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Humanitarian Resource Institute's work associated with 192 Member States of the United Nations, presents a challenge regarding accreditation standards, therefore we request enrollees to check with their state's regulatory board to ensure acceptance of online continuing education credit for the purposes of state license requirements. 

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