ICBAS - Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar

One Health Master

One Health is an integrative and multidisciplinary concept that promotes the sustainable balance of human, animal, plant, and environmental health. 

It is a rapidly evolving area, much needed for preparing professionals, currently in short supply, trained to face highly complex health challenges (pandemics, food insecurity, climate change, among others).

The One Health Master course is taught jointly by ICBAS - School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, and the Faculty of Economics, both at the University of Porto. It addresses a wide range of topics under the One Health paradigm, providing also foundations on the principles of ethics and economics in different health systems.

Students will develop skills in methodology, transdisciplinary interactions, and systemic approaches, always considering the interrelationship of human, animal, plant, and environmental health.

The One Health Master will train professionals with new perspectives of action in various areas such as academia and research, government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector anywhere in the world.

More information, deadlines and access conditions here.


Summer Research School '1Health1Welfare'

The course, for students and graduates, will have a strong laboratory component aimed at protecting human and animal welfare.

A week of theoretical-practical component followed by at least 3 weeks of intense practical-laboratory work linked to the One Health. This is the challenge of the Summer Research School 1Health1Welfare that the Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar (ICBAS) will host between July 10th and September 8th. This is one of the first training opportunities resulting from the One Health strategy that the School has been reinforcing lately.

Based on the connection between animal and human well-being, widely associated with the One Health concept, the course aims to provide participants with the opportunity to acquire knowledge and research methods in one of these five areas: Immunology and infection; Animal nutrition; Parasitology; Conservation and management of wild populations; Animal welfare and human-animal interaction.

The research work can be carried out at ICBAS or at one of the institutions associated with the course, namely the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto (FCUP), the Institute for Research and Innovation in Health (i3S) or the Research Centre in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources of the University of Porto (CIBIO).

The objective, according to the researcher in charge, Anna Olson, is to “bring students and research closer together”: “Participants will gain a theoretical and practical basis in the One Health research methodology and will experience the scientific process in its real context”, ensures the coordinator.

The applications are open until the 19th of May and are intended for students, from the University of Porto and other institutions, who are attending, or who have completed, a cycle of studies (bachelor, master or doctorate) in the area of Life and Health sciences.


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