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The Interdisciplinary Hub Education Network or iHEN is the One Health Poultry Hub online learning platform. Using Moodle to provide courses, resources, and online learning to Hub members and the wider One Health Poultry Hub community.
The main focus of iHEN is to provide online courses and learning materials to the One Health community, we hope to be able to provide wider access to our resources in time. If you would like more information about our programmes or would like to contribute to the Hub in any way, please email Rhiannon Prescott (link)
Several distance learning programs have already run via iHEN in collaboration with Hub contributors. New courses are currently in production.
Political Economy of AMR and Infectious Disease - This course was aimed at enhancing critical research methods in Political Economy amongst early career researchers exploring socio-economic and political factors that determine anti-microbial use and resistance and infectious disease spread in livestock systems. The course describes theoretical, methodological, and practical political economy approaches to aid critical appraisal of the state of current livestock production systems. We explore four political economy themes, including i) agriculture markets and value chains, ii) governance and corporate power, iii) feminist economics, and iv) agricultural livelihoods in the context of global and local livestock systems. Special focus is given to the practice of political economy approaches with respect to underlying paradigms, philosophical assumptions, and politics of research in LMICs.
Molecular Techniques to Monitor and Investigate Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) - The growing prevalence of AMR is a global health challenge that requires accurate and rapid diagnostic methods to confirm phenotypic testing in surveillance studies and to understand the mechanisms responsible for the development of AMR. The aim of his course is to provide the training for researchers to become expert in the detection of AMR, using techniques from basic antimicrobial susceptibility testing to molecular diagnostic methods.
Eyes on the ground - an introduction to Citizen Science - This course was developed as part of a research project undertaken by the Bloomsbury SET group (link) - "Connecting capability to combat the threat from infectious disease and antimicrobial resistance". One of the outputs of the research project is a "model for training citizen scientists in the collection of environmental and population data that is relevant to the study of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and other health challenges". This course is phase one of that model and is intended to provide training for citizen scientists generally. A second version will be developed later, having specific reference to the study of AMR and other health issues, and will be based on the practical knowledge and expertise gained as a result of conducting the research project itself.
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