This highly practical 5 day short course will equip participants to develop systems and strategies to manage and prevent zoonotic diseases


This course is designed to suit:

  • MPH students from The University of Queensland and other academic institutions who are currently undertaking their MPH or similar degrees.
  • MSc and PhD students in epidemiology, health economics, public health and veterinary sciences.
  • Health professionals (medical doctors, veterinarians, health economists, public administrators, planners, social scientists and health system specialists) who are interested in this multidisciplinary field.

Course aims

This course aims to enhance the knowledge, concepts and practice of individuals with an interest in working in disasters and complex emergencies.

At the end of the course the student should be able to:

  • critically assess the bio-social context of a zoonotic disease and develop a systems model to identify key drivers of disease occurrence and the key stakeholders involved
  • identify the roles, responsibilities and needs of key stakeholders in one health problems
  • critically evaluate the information needed to establish a comprehensive control strategy for a zoonotic disease including surveillance data, economic data and animal and human health data
  • apply the principles of risk assessment to identify, quantify and manage risks in complex community systems
  • Design, present and justify a control program for a zoonotic disease scenario using One Health principles.


Download and complete the One Health short course participant enrolment form (PDF, 219KB). The fee payment link is included on the registration form.

Further information

One Health: Diseases at the Human-Animal interface (PUBH7031)


For more information about the course, contact Dr Simon Reid.

For information about enrolment or course fees, contact Cathy Swart.