One Health, One Medicine

By Satesh Bidaisee, Associate Professor of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, St. George's University
June 10, 2011

The Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine (DPHPM) at St. George’s University (SGU) promotes the One Health, One Medicine Concept. The Master of Public Health (MPH) degree offered by the DPHPM is available to both Doctor of Medicine (MD) and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) students. In addition, there are physicians and veterinarians in the faculty and topics such as zoonoses: it epidemiology, microbiology, environmental burdens as well as prevention and control measures are frequently addressed.
The MPH program although situated in the School of Medicine at SGU and shares an integrated program with the School of Veterinary Medicine. This structure allow for the convergence of treaching, research and service activities which are key elements for the promotion of One Health, One Medicine.

One of the critical current global challenges facing the human population is the management of the increasing population in terms of safe and sustainable food production. The MPH program through its veterinary public health component highlights courses and field activities on food safety including meat inspection and assessment of food processing and for sale establishments. This is just one example of the collaboration that occurs through the integration of medicine and veterinary medicine and the discipline of public health. SGU is a renowned leader in medical education serving to provide quality healthcare for the global population.
Public Health and the application of the One Health, One Medicine concept is yet another medium through which SGU: its faculty, students and graduates continue to Go Beyond.

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