One Health is the collaborative effort of multiple disciplines working locally, nationally, and globally to attain sustainable optimal health for the ecosystem*. It is a cultural and behavioral concept with socioeconomic elements and impact.
*a biological community of living organisms (humans, animals, plants, and microbes) and their physical environment interacting as a system
The One Health Learning Community is a unique educational opportunity for freshman and sophomore undergraduate students. This educational approach brings together students from diverse backgrounds to introduce the concept of One Health and provide a focused, high-impact series of exposures to the disciplines that interact within the framework of One Health.
The One Health Learning Community will meet weekly during the Spring 2017 semester (Thursdays, 5:00-6:00pm). Enrollment is limited to 25 students, so each student will have the ability to interact with faculty and be an active participant in a dynamic learning environment. Lectures will feature Texas A&M University faculty from multiple disciplines and students will participate in experiential learning opportunities including workshops through the TAMHSC Clinical Learning Resource Center, a field trip to the TAMHSC Distaster Day, and interactions with the Veterinary Emergency Team.
All majors are encouraged to apply.
Applications will be reviewed by a committee of faculty, staff and department heads shortly after grades are posted for the Fall 2016 semester. All students will be notified by email and those who are accepted will be directed to register for the course during open registration in January 2017. The course will be reflected on an official transcript, but there are no tuition or fees charged and grades will not be recorded. Students will not receive course credit for participating in the One Health Learning Community.
For additional information, please contact Lauren Pluhar.