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6. The application of One Health concept to an outdoor problem-based learning activity for veterinary students - T. A. Tengku Rinalfi Putra, Mohd Noor Mohd Hezmee, N. B. Farhana, H. A. Hassim, A. R. Intan-Shameha, I. H. Lokman, A. Yusof Hamali, M. S. Salisi, A. A. A. Ghani, M. S. Shahudin, M. A. L. Qayyum, A. Hafandi, R. Speare and S. G. Fenwick

Veterinary World, 9(9): 955-959

 

 

   doi: 10.14202/vetworld.2016.955-959

 

 

T. A. Tengku Rinalfi Putra: Department of Veterinary Preclinical Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia; rinalfi@upm.edu.my

Mohd Noor Mohd Hezmee: Department of Veterinary Preclinical Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia; hezmee@upm.edu.my

N. B. Farhana: Department of Veterinary Preclinical Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia; farhanabachek@gmail.com

H. A. Hassim: Department of Veterinary Preclinical Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia; haslizahassim@gmail.com

A. R. Intan-Shameha: Department of Veterinary Preclinical Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia; intanshameha@gmail.com

I. H. Lokman: Department of Veterinary Preclinical Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia; hakim_idris@upm.edu.my

A. Yusof Hamali: Department of Veterinary Preclinical Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia; yusofhamali@upm.edu.my

M. S. Salisi: Department of Veterinary Preclinical Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia; shahrom@upm.edu.my

A. A. A. Ghani: Department of Veterinary Preclinical Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia; ahmadafifi.vet@gmail.com

M. S. Shahudin: Department of Veterinary Preclinical Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia; syafeeqshah.vet@gmail.com

M. A. L. Qayyum: Department of Veterinary Preclinical Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia; qayyum2188@gmail.com

A. Hafandi: Department of Veterinary Preclinical Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia; hafandi@upm.edu.my

R. Speare: College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences, James Cook University, Townsville 4811, Australia; Department of Infectious Disease and Global Health, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine Tufts University, Greater Boston, Massachusetts, USA; rickspeare@gmail.com

S. G. Fenwick: Department of Infectious Disease and Global Health, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine Tufts University, Greater Boston, Massachusetts, USA; stanley.fenwick@tufts.edu

 

Received: 09-06-2016, Accepted: 27-07-2016, Published online: 10-09-2016

 

Corresponding author: Mohd Noor Mohd Hezmee, e-mail: hezmee@upm.edu.my


Citation: Putra TATR, Hezmee MNM, Farhana NB, Hassim HA, Intan-Shameha AR, Lokman IH, Hamali AY, Salisi MS, Ghani AAA, Shahudin MS, Qayyum MAL, Hafandi A, Speare R, Fenwick SG (2016) The application of One Health concept to an outdoor problem-based learning activity for veterinary students, Veterinary World, 9(9): 955-959.



Background: The One Health (OH) approach, which seeks to bring together human and animal health, is particularly suited to the effective management of zoonotic diseases across both sectors. To overcome professional silos, OH needs to be taught at the undergraduate level. Here, we describe a problem-based learning activity using the OH approach that was conducted outdoors for 3rd-year veterinary students in Malaysia.

Materials and Methods: A total of 118 students, divided into two groups, completed the activity which spanned 1 days at a deer park adjacent to a wilderness area. Students were asked to evaluate the activity using an online survey that had quantitative and qualitative components.

Results: Response rate was 69.5%. The activity was rated excellent by 69.5% and good by 30.4%. Levels of satisfaction were high on a range of criteria. 97.5% of students intended to take action in their studies as a result of what they had learned.

Conclusions: Delivery of an outdoor problem-based learning activity using OH approach was very successful in terms of participation, knowledge delivery and understanding, and the willingness of students to integrate OH into their future practice. For the improvement of future programs, the involvement of other disciplines (such as Medical, Biology, Biotechnology, Biomedical, and Public Health) is being considered.

Keywords: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, One Health, problem-based learning.



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