Course Syllabus

Instructor's Information

My name is Satesh Bidaisee and I am an Associate Professor of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at St. George's University, Grenada. I am from the island of Trinidad in the Caribbean and have a family background in agriculture. I have international education, research and practice experience in medicine, veterinary medicine and public health where I have employed the One Health, One Medicine approach in my work. My teaching experience includes courses in medicine, veterinary medicine and public health and my research and practice work revolves around community-based participatory activities including the zoonotic disease prevention and control, emerging infectious diseases, food safety and the pursuit of the One Health, One Medicine concept. I am available to communicate with you throughout the course via my email contact: 


Prerequisite Knowledge

There is no prerequisite knowledge base for this course. However, students with any background in basic sciences will find the course to be relevant to their previous experiences.



There is no cost associated with your enrollment into this course.


Time Expectations

Students will be expected to complete the course within an eight week block of time. The course is comprised of seven modules which can be completed in weekly blocks requiring two hours of contact time per week. 


Instructor's Expectations

Each student is expected to engage the modules in the order in which they are presented. For each module, review the specific objectives, outlines and outcomes prior to reviewing the video content. At the end of each module, you are required to proceed to complete the assigned quiz to assess your knowledge and understanding of the course materials presented. After completing all seven modules, you will be required to draw from your overall course experience to prepare responses to posted discussion questions and complete case studies as your final course activity and assessment. I will be available my email address: should you need to contact me at any time during the course.


Course Modules

The course is divided into seven modules each highlighting applications of One Health One Medicine. The modules include:

  1. History of Medicine
  2. Introduction to the One Health One Medicine Concept
  3. Emerging Infectious Diseases
  4. Zoonotic Diseases
  5. Food Safety
  6. Environmental Health
  7. International Health


Course Objectives

  1. To introduce students to the concept of One Health One Medicine
  2. To understand the common health challenges shared between humans and animals
  3. To understand the roles of human veterinary medicine in ensuring that infectious diseases shared between humans and animals are controlled
  4. To understand the principles of food safety as it applies to veterinary applications and human health
  5. To recognize the environment as a common space for health and diseases for both humans and animals
  6. To appreciate the collaboration between human and veterinary medicine
  7. To introduce the role of One Health One Medicine in community and international health


Course Schedule

Module 1: Week 1: History of Medicine  

Module 2: Week 2: One Health One Medicine Concept

Module 3: Week 3: Emerging Infectious Diseases

Module 4: Week 4: Zoonotic Diseases

Module 5: Week 5: Food Safety

Module 6: Week 6: Environmental Health 

Module 7: Week 7: International Health

Course Review: Week 8: Discussions and Case Studies


Course Assessment

A summative quiz will occur at the end of each module for the course which consists of multiple choice questions (MCQs) directly related to the learning objectives outlined in the syllabus. In addition, there are two discussion questions to respond to in module two (One Health One Medicine Concept) and module four (Zoonotic Diseases) during your course experience. And, I have posted two discussions for you to respond to as well as two cases for you to prepare as part of the final assessment. The total and final course grade of 100 points will be distributed as follows:

  • 5 MCQs per Quiz worth 2 points each: 70 points
  • 4 Discussions worth 2.5 points each: 10 points
  • 2 case studies worth 10 points each: 20 points

Course Summary:

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