Vets Course

One Health


01 Jul 2023 - 30 Nov 2023

Broaden your role as a vet with a transdisciplinary approach to healthcare 

The recent global events we have all experienced have also stirred a new interest in the One Health approach – the intersection of animal, human, plant and environmental health. In this Focus 20 online programme, you will be given industry-relevant topics and career-ready skills concerning the One Health concept while centring small-animal companion animals in the discussion. With guidance from your Module Tutor, you will learn to highlight the role of small-animal veterinary practitioners in protecting and improving human and animal health while preserving and enabling environmental sustainability. 

What does this Focus 20 programme include? 

This pioneering Focus 20 programme was written by experienced veterinary experts and is divided into 5 essential modules. The course provides the tools for a solid understanding of multiple disciplines working locally and globally to achieve the most outstanding health for animals, people, and the environment. It will enable you, as a veterinary surgeon, to be more equipped to advance the One Health concept. 

In this online course, you'll learn: 

  • The veterinarian role from a "One Health" perspective 
  • The emerging zoonotic diseases 
  • The rational use of antimicrobials in practice
  • The role of animals as models for human disease


Who is this Focus 20 programme suitable for? 

This programme is suitable for all veterinary surgeons, including those with an ISVPS General Practitioner Certificate (GPCert) and/or Postgraduate Certificate awarded by Harper Adams University.    


How does this programme relate to career progression and My Veterinary Career? 

My Veterinary Career is a new points-based pathway, launched in partnership with the International School of Veterinary Postgraduate Studies (ISVPS) and designed to help veterinarians structure their postgraduate training and qualifications. 

This Focus 20 programme in One Health offers 20 points towards My Veterinary Career upon successful assessment. Gain enough points, and you will achieve the ultimate ISVPS Master General Practitioner qualification. 


What you'll learn:

Five Interactive Modules

Accessible online and delivered over 5 months

Improve Veterinary Practice Membership

One year’s free access to Improve Veterinary Practice Membership 

Module Tutor

Support and guidance from a Module Tutor who is recognised in their subject field

100% Online

Using blended media, a mixture of different learning styles from interactive online lessons and videos, webinars and “knowledge” checks

40 Hours of CPD

Divided over the five modules

RCVS Knowledge Library

Free access to the RCVS Knowledge Library 

20 ISVPS Points

Eligible for My Veterinary Career, offering 20 ISVPS points and 20 Harper Adams University Academic Credits* upon successful assessment

*Pending validation with HAU  

Expert Course Director

The Course Director is José Coucelo MSc DVM

ISVPS Accredited Certificate

Achieve the ISVPS Certificate (OneHealth)

Programme Details:

Module Summary
  1. Introduction to One Health
  2. Comparative Medicine
  3. Antimicrobial Resistance
  4. Infectious Diseases of Zoonotic Potential I ( Non vector- borne )
  5. Infectious Diseases of Zoonotic Potential II ( Vector- borne )
  6. One Health Online Learning End of Course Webinar

Please note the module order may be subject to change

One Health

An introduction to this programme by Course Director José Coucelo MSc DVM

Venue: Online
Date: 01 Jul 2023 - 30 Nov 2023

One Health

01 Jul 2023 - 30 Nov 2023
40 CPD Hours
20 ISVPS Points