One Health

By One Health Instructors   |   ICMR - Regional Medical Research Centre, Bhubaneswar
Learners enrolled: 3798   |  Exam registration: 1754
ABOUT THE COURSE : One Health recognizes that the health of people is connected to the health of animals as well as the environment and some diseases that are shared between animals and people known as zoonotic diseases. The One Health approach supports global health security by enhancing the communication, collaboration and coordination, at the human-animal-environment interface to address shared health threats such as zoonotic diseases, antimicrobial resistance, food safety and others. In view of India emerging as a zoonotic hotspot and to combat this a holistic approach of ‘One Health’ has gained importance to establish links between multi-sectors involving human health, animal health and environment.
This course will give you a brief history and evolution of One Health concept, its application, relevance and success. Knowledge on zoonotic diseases, current scenario of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, measures to control and ways to reach out to community is part of the course with alignment to public health policies. The course is designed for the students, early career researchers, clinicians and policy makers to get an insight into “One health” and its importance in view of emerging and remerging infectious diseases of public health importance.The key to this holistic approach is to establish linkages between the human health, animal health and husbandry, agriculture, and environment sectors.

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Candidates with any Graduate and Post Graduate degree related to Health sciences, Biomedical sciences, Life sciences, Environmental Sciences, Veterinary sciences and Public Health and interested to work on One Health can apply.

PREREQUISITES : Any Graduate and Post Graduate degree related to Health sciences, Biomedical sciences, Life sciences, Environmental Sciences, Veterinary sciences and Public Health.

INDUSTRY SUPPORT : Microbiology, Life Sciences, Public Health, Community Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Policy Makers and other relevant organizations across the country would be more benefited with this course.

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Course Status : Ongoing
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 12 weeks
Category :
  • Multidisciplinary
Credit Points : 3
Level : Postgraduate
Start Date : 22 Jan 2024
End Date : 12 Apr 2024
Enrollment Ends : 05 Feb 2024
Exam Registration Ends : 16 Feb 2024
Exam Date : 28 Apr 2024 IST

Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.

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Course layout

Week 1 : Introduction to One Health 
Introduction to the One Health One Medicine Concept and National & International health/public health agencies - Dr. Sanghamitra Pati
Global Health vs One Health- Dr. Pranab Chatterjee
Basics of Research Ethics- Dr. Pranab Chatterjee

Week 2 : Introduction to One Health 
Integrated human and animal disease surveillance systems- Dr Nivedita Gupta,
Recent success of One Health in control of emerging infectious diseases and the application of One Health in the control of endemic zoonoses in resource-poor communities- Dr Nivedita Gupta

Week 3 : Emerging Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Resistance
Emerging infectious diseases- Dr Subarna Roy
Process of disease emergence and assessment of the risk factors- Dr Subarna Roy

Week 4 : 
Emerging Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Resistance
Mechanisms of pathogen cross over across species boundaries and emerging infectious disease transmission, and its relevance in the 21st century- Dr Mohan Kumar Papanna
Importance of disease detection, Identification and monitoring in public health and the gaps in current health systems approaches and importance of Genome Sequencing- Dr Mohan Kumar Papanna

Week 5 : Emerging Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Resistance
Introduction to disease vectors and basics of Medical Entomology- Dr. Ira Praharaj
The factors influencing an emerging disease (whether is controlled or becomes endemic/epidemic as illustrated by different emerging diseases -STDs, HIV/AIDS, avian influenza, SARS, Ebola)- Dr. Siddharth Giri

Week 6 : Emerging Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Resistance
Antimicrobial resistance a global threat and Importance of antibiotic stewardship program- Dr Kamini Walia
Introduction of Food Safety and Food Borne Diseases- Dr Debdutta Bhattacharya

Week 7 : One Health Application in Management of Zoonotic Diseases
What are zoonotic diseases & its role in our changing world- Dr Manju Rahi
Understanding of bacterial, viral and parasitic zoonotic diseases; critical evaluation of its control measures, awareness of local, national and global factors and Influences- Dr Manju Rahi
Biogeography of zoonosis- Dr Manju Rahi

Week 8 : One Health Application in Management of Zoonotic Diseases
The integration of human, animal and ecosystem health in the control and prevention of these diseases- Dr. Simmi Tiwari
Community engagement for zoonotic disease control in humans and animals through One Health- Dr. Simmi Tiwari

Week 9 : Applied Epidemiology & Public Health in One Health Research
Basics of Epidemiological Studies- Dr Jaya Singh Kshatri
Rapid Response system, Disaster Management and Outbreak Investigation Plans- Dr. Subarata Ku Palo

Week 10 : Applied Epidemiology & Public Health in One Health Research
Basic statistical methods and their application and the measurement of disease frequency- Dr. Srikanta Kanungo
Principles of survey design and the concepts of sampling- Dr Tanveer Rehman
Mixed method research- Dr Tanveer Rehman

Week 11 : One Health and Health Policy
Introduction to health policy- Dr Soumyadeep Bhaumik
Political and institutional challenges in implementing One Health and the importance of a unified policy to address the shared health threats of humans and animals- Dr Soumyadeep Bhaumik

Week 12 : Media & Community engagement for One Health
Risk Communication and Pandemic Preparedness- Dr. Rajni Kant
How ICMR and other Public Health Institutes tackled and managed pandemic situation in the country- Dr. Rajni Kant
Role of community in disease control & ways for community engagement- Dr. SubbaRao M Gavaravarapu
Uses of different types of media for communication and impact of the media on public attitudes to disease- Dr. SubbaRao M Gavaravarapu

Books and references

1. Mackenzie JS, Jeggo M, Daszak P, Richt JA, editors. One Health: The Human-Animal-Environmental Interfaces in Emerging Infectious Diseases: The Concept and Examples of a One Health Approach (Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology). Springer; 2013
2. One Health the Theory and Practice of Integrated Health Approaches 2020 Edition by Jakob Zinsstag, Esther Schelling, CABI Publishing
3. One Health from AIDS to Zika by Richard Riegelman and Brenda Kirkwood
4. One Health: People, Animals, and the Environment (ASM Books) by Ronald M. Atlas and Stanley Maloy.
5. Bhattacharya D, Kshatri JS, Choudhary HR, Parai D, Shandilya J, Mansingh A, et al. (2021) One Health approach for elimination of human anthrax in a tribal district of Odisha: Study protocol. PLoS ONE 16(5): e0251041. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0251041
6. Kock R, Haider N, Mboera LE, Zumla A. A One-Health lens for anthrax. The Lancet. Planetary Health. 2019 Jul;3(7):e285.
7. Mansingh A, Choudhary HR, Shandilya J, Bhattacharya D, Kshatri JS, Parai D, Pattanaik M, Padhi AK, Jain HK, Mohanty P, Kanungo S. A qualitative exploratory study using One Health approach for developing an intervention package for elimination of human anthrax in an endemic district of Odisha, India. The Indian journal of medical research. 2021 Mar;153(3):394.
8. Mazet JA, Clifford DL, Coppolillo PB, Deolalikar AB, Erickson JD, Kazwala RR. A “one health” approach to address emerging zoonoses: the HALI project in Tanzania. PLoS medicine. 2009 Dec 15;6(12):e1000190.

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Course certificate

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: 28 April 2024 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.


Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 8 assignments out of the total 12 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Madras. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

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