Evolving Veterinary Training Through One Health Principles: Addressing the Equine Curriculum in Ethiopia as a Case Study

Francesca Compostella

Research output: ThesisMaster's Thesis

Abstract

One Health has become a globally accepted approach that promotes health through multisectoral collaborations. Collaborative approaches challenge us to the links between human animal and environmental health, calling for a new type of professional to be formed with the ability to understand and appreciate these complex inter-relationships. In order to create such professionals, One Health must be introduced to mainstream teaching. This entails a paradigmatic shift from a body system focus to an ecosystem focus that must happen early on in the career of healthcare professionals. Universities and other centres of professional training are, arguably, the perfect place for this to happen. This dissertation explores the concept and design of a "One Health pedagogical strategy" or method of learning and teaching that can inform curriculum design and development. The steps necessary to understand, design and introduce a One Health pedagogical strategy into a veterinary curriculum are explored using the Ethiopian context to showcase its efficacy and practical use.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • University of Edinburgh
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Cousquer, Glen, Supervisor
  • Bardosh, Kevin, Supervisor, External person
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Curriculum Development
  • Working Equines
  • Equines
  • Ethiopia

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