We are currently observing two main streams in One Health, namely:
Independent of the stream, we suggest a set of core One Health competences, i.e. the desired knowledge, skills, and attitudes of a person trained in One Health. These core competences can then be complemented by stream specific further competences.
Currently, we propose nice core competences as listed below. These are work in progress and being discussed in the education working group of NEOH. Would you like to contribute to this discussion, please get in touch with the working group leaders / Sara / Asta / Barbara/
Proposed One Health core competences
- Engages effectively in respectful and reciprocal communication and partnerships with people from different backgrounds, disciplines, groups in society and sectors.
- Able to collaborate with OH partners from diverse backgrounds in order to reach common understanding and cohesive goals. Treating others with courtesy, sensitivity, and respect. Rapidly adapts to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles, manages conflicts, recovers quickly.
- Understands and studies the interconnections between humans, animals, plants and ecosystems and how they influence each other dynamically; manages boundaries and identifies stakeholders
- Moves beyond disciplinary boundaries, transcends all strata in society, and works towards solutions collectively.
- Understands and is sensitive to equity and justice in human terms and across animal and plant species and the environment. Acknowledges and incorporates gender and culture Shows integrity, behaving in an honest, fair, and ethical manner.
- Is a reflective practitioner, assesses and recognises own values and knowledge, is a humble and active learner.
- Knows and uses different One Health theories, frameworks and methods systematically and consistently.
- Understands and applies knowledge, theories and ideas of multiple sciences and is familiar with objectivism and interpretivism. Records, processes, and synthesises information across sectoral and disciplinary boundaries recognising system limits.
- Understands that One Health problems are complex, that knowledge is incomplete and that we have limited capacity to intervene in certain processes. Considers and proceeds with ambiguity, paradox and/or uncertainty.