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MIEH607/407

One Health: Food Safety and Security

This is a collaborative course offered by the University of Maryland (UMD) and Cairo University (CU) in Cairo, Egypt, to investigate One Health and its application to improving international food safety and security. Participants in this global (undergraduate and graduate) class will learn about One Health and how its application can improve global food safety and security. 

Terms Offered

Summer 2021

Summer 2022

Summer 2023

Summer 2024


Course Details

The magnitude and complexity of food safety and security challenges necessitate that scientists, researchers, and others look beyond their own disciplines, professions, and mindsets to investigate new organizational modes of team science, and the One Health concept embodies this declaration. One Health is a multidisciplinary effort that works locally, nationally, and globally to achieve optimal health for people, animals, and the environment.
Check out the feature story, "UMD & Cairo University Students Collaborate Virtually to Advance Global Food Safety" to learn more about the student experience in this course.

Number of credits: 3

How You'll Learn and Work

This is a Global Classrooms Signature Course. It is a collaborative course offered by the University of Maryland (UMD) and Cairo University (CU) in Cairo, Egypt, to investigate One Health and its application to improving international food safety and security. Participants in this global (undergraduate and graduate) class will learn about One Health and how its application can improve global food safety and security. Students will use One Health principles to ensure food safety and security through a global lens. This project-based class provides excellent opportunities for UMD students to interact and collaborate with students from Cairo University and other Egyptian universities using modern methods of international collaboration tools such as zoom technology and others.

This course will include a blend of synchronous and asynchronous learning. The UMD-Zoom system is used to deliver this online course. All classes will be recorded and made available on Canvas throughout the course. 

Although there is no required minimum attendance, success in the course is dependent on collaboration among all students as well as class discussion and participation. 

Cultural Connection

Cairo, Egypt

General Education Credits

None

School/College

School of Public Health

Prerequisites & Restrictions

This course is open to any graduate or senior undergraduate student who is interested to learn about risk assessment, food safety and food security.

MIEH407 students must have earned at least 75 credits.

Faculty Highlight

Abdel-Razak M. Kadry

Faculty Highlight

Muhiuddin Haider

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Tuition & Scholarship

Course costs should be calculated based on the university’s standard tuition and fees for undergraduate students and graduate students.

Students enrolled in winter and summer Global Classrooms courses may be eligible for the International Education Scholarship.

Cancellation and Refunds

Global Classrooms courses follow UMD's Schedule Adjustment policies. 

Questions & Contact Info

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