The days were divided into lectures in the morning and group work in the afternoon. Students were introduced to critical and central aspects of One Health covering a wide range of topics with implications across the globe, especially affecting the arctic region such as Arctic hosts and pathogens (Prof. Morten Tryland), Arctic peoples and communities, Permafrost thawing in the Arctic and effects on health, Research collaboration and community engagement in Arctic Health research (Dr. Anastasia Emelyanova), Sources and effects from environmental pollutants on human health (Assoc. Prof. Anna Sofía Veyhe), Immunotoxicology (Assoc Prof. Courtney Waugh), Antimicrobial resistance, Laws and health regulations (Prof. Jörn Klein), Local outbreaks and global disease governance (Assoc. Prof. Linda Madsen). 

Student presentations (group & individual) on selected aspects of One Health, such as Emerging and re-emerging diseases, and Species on the move concluded the week. The students came from countries like Norway, Finland, Sweden, Scotland, and Italy.

Students and teaching staff enjoyed the opportunity to experience bat listening with bioacoustic bat detectors during a late-night field trip to the beautiful Evenstad Church. This was part of the community engagement and citizen science project. The social program also included joint welcome & farewell dinners, delicious local food lunches, sauna and fireplace evenings, and swimming in the beautiful Glomma River.

In addition to this one-week on-site module, the second online part of the course (5 ECTS) will take place in September-November 2024.

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Contact email and inquiries on participation: Javier Sanchez Romano