Global Biosecurity for One Health (FutureLearn)

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The course is aimed at those who are interested in developing their knowledge and skills around protecting human, animal and environmental health.
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Global Biosecurity for One Health (FutureLearn)
Learn about the drivers, activities and collaborative networks that protect human, animal and environmental health. Discover the environmental, economic and social impacts of pests and diseases. In a world where global trade and human movement is increasing, pests and diseases pose a major threat to agriculture, trade and the environment. Biosecurity is central to the management of these threats.

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In this course, you will learn from experts in a country that is at the forefront of biosecurity research and practice. However, it is not just the involvement of experts that is important. You will be asked to consider your role and the shared responsibility of communities, industry and governments in protecting against pests and diseases.


What topics will you cover?

- What is biosecurity

- Why we need biosecurity

- What drives biosecurity

- Terminology

- Impact of outbreaks

- One Health and biosecurity

- Citizen scientists

- Promoting biosecurity in the community

- Government and industry approaches to biosecurity

- Communicating incursions and outbreaks


Learning on this course

You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.


What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

- Describe key biosecurity concepts and terminology

- Explain the environmental, economic and social drivers that underpin biosecurity

- Collect and analyse information on the impact pests and diseases are having around the world

- Describe common biosecurity activities

- Discuss the relationship between biosecurity and global trade

- Summarise how biosecurity can protect human, animal and environmental health


Who is the course for?

The course is aimed at those who are interested in developing their knowledge and skills around protecting human, animal and environmental health.



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The course is aimed at those who are interested in developing their knowledge and skills around protecting human, animal and environmental health.

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