One Health Ally Course

   This course is comprised of the following four sub-modules. The hours required for learning can be converted to eight credits. Students who have completed this course receive a certificate.


  • Sub-module 1: OH seminar provided as a subject in the graduate school
  • Sub-module 2: OH transferable skill training (cultivation of universal ability based on group work)
  • Sub-module 3: OH collaborative training (practical training to improve the ability to collaborate: refer to the part below)
  • Sub-module 4: OH on-site training (experience of overseas practice)


Sub-module 3, which is the core of the course, involves the following activities:


  • Students experience activities at an international organization by helping with its work, such as preparation, running and reporting at a meeting held by the international organization.
  • Students create disease risk profiles by region, by cause, by animal type and by insect vector on a global basis. Using these profiles, they conduct a needs assessment, perform development research on diagnostic, examination and treatment methods, and build a system that enables technical cooperation and training that meets the needs of trainees.
  • Students experience regulatory science promoted through collaboration between medicine and veterinary medicine and explore basic research seeds, such as infection control and drug-resistant bacteria control at hospitals and animal clinics, pharmaceutical application, the collection of information on differences in diseases between people and animals, and the setting of important items in the promotion of Zoobiquity.
  • Students participate in a joint research project to create databases and sample banks, which are promoted by the DDC Center, to understand the need of collaboration to realize One Health.



   Hokkaido University plans to introduce the Hokkaido University Major Minor System, which is intended to provide extra learning for graduate students and increase their value. This special educational program provides an opportunity for graduate students to acquire extra learning. It is also a special educational program that forms the foundation for competency required in WHO and other international organizations, for those who wish to work for such institutions.