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SA 4016 - Senior Seminar (Shenko)

Topic and Content

For this project, you are asked to present a review of current scientific literature in the field of animal biotechnology, wildlife conservation, and/or zoo science, incorporating the ideas of a global, one-health concept

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One Health Initiative

What is the “One Health” concept?

One Health is the integrative effort of multiple disciplines working locally, nationally, and globally to attain optimal health for people, animals, and the environment. Together, the three make up the One Health triad, and the health of each is inextricably connected to the others in the triad. Understanding and addressing the health issues created at this intersection is the foundation for the concept of One Health.

How might “One Health” work within DelVal?

“One Health”, when expanded beyond human-animal health to global health, is a means of providing our students with a collaborative education that better prepares them to meet the future challenges of humans, the environment and animals.  DelVal, with its strong programs related to wildlife and domestic animals, land-use and the environment, and human systems is uniquely placed to embrace this concept and to engage in meaningful interdisciplinary teaching and student/faculty research, with possible access to new funding opportunities.

What does this mean for your assignment?

Try doing some of the following:

  • Incorporate local, national, or global ideas
  • Connect multiple disciplines such as environmentalism and zoo science or animal biotechnology and public health
  • Connect the health of people, animals, and/or the environment

Read the following articles for examples: