Training in Wildlife Zoonoses and Ecosystem Health

The Training in Wildlife Zoonoses and Ecosystem Health was held from 24th July to 28th July 2016 located at the Institut Biodiversiti Perhilitan, Lanchang, Pahang which focused on the One Health approach of the importance of Wildlife and Ecosystem health. This training aimed on emphasizing the importance of maintaining a healthy tropical ecosystem and how it can prevent zoonoses. The program began with lectures related to Ecosystem Health, Wildlife Zoonosis, Wildlife Population Dynamics and Biosecurity as introduction. Afterwards, the participants were demonstrated on field simulation and other procedures concerning the prevention of zoonosis and protection of wildlife in practical. There were 62 participants comprising of undergraduate and postgraduate students from various fields such as Veterinary Medicine, Human Medicine, Environmental Health and Ecology. All in all, the program gave participants a better understanding of the importance of handling cases involving human-wildlife-environment interaction.

Online Learning Design and Development Workshop

The Online Learning Design and Development Workshop was held in Pullman Putrajaya Lakeside Hotel from 18th to 21st July 2016. 28 participants attended the workshop came from various institutions and fields of expertise. They were first introduced to One Health before being engaged into the main content of the workshop. This 4-day workshop intended to improve the participants’ current course design and to develop a new instructional course that will be effective to each course. Moreover, online learning can create student-centered and flexible learning methods and effective teaching deliveries that use the information and communication technologies. Academics from 6 universities namely University Malaya, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences and Universiti Sains Islam that participated in this workshop gave positive feedbacks. Through this workshop, the participants had better understanding of the instructional course and e-learning principles, with the hope that this might change the way they design their lessons in the future