Teaching reform and practice of medical parasitology under the perspective of “one health”

Authors

  • Wei Zhao School of Basic Medical Sciences, Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou, China
  • Baolong Yan School of Basic Medical Sciences, Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou, China
  • Huicong Huang School of Basic Medical Sciences, Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou, China
  • Shaohui Liang School of Basic Medical Sciences, Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou, China

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20241862

Keywords:

Health, Medical parasitology, Teaching reform, Mixed teaching

Abstract

The report of the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China underscored the significance of prioritizing people's health as a development strategy. Due to global warming, the rapid expansion of tourism, escalating population migration, and the excessive exploitation of natural resources, the frequency of zoonotic and foodborne parasitic diseases is increasing, posing a grave threat to the well-being of humans, animals, and the environment, which is collectively known as “One Health”. Parasitology is an indispensable discipline in the domains of animal medicine, environmental health, and food safety, particularly in the context of the “One Health” initiative. By integrating the concept of “one health” into parasitism teaching practices, we aim to transform traditional teaching methods, refresh educational resources, and enhance the quality of education. This comprehensive approach is designed to emphasize the interconnectedness of medical parasitism with animal medicine, environmental conservation, and societal development. By doing so, we aim to meet the evolving needs of the new era and emerging medical sciences, fulfilling the aspirations of being a “trusted doctor of the people and the party”. Ultimately, this approach will contribute to building a stronger and healthier human community, enhancing students' understanding, capabilities, and appreciation of the “One Health” paradigm.

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Published

2024-06-28

How to Cite

Zhao, W., Yan, B., Huang, H., & Liang, S. (2024). Teaching reform and practice of medical parasitology under the perspective of “one health”. International Journal Of Community Medicine And Public Health, 11(7), 2948–2952. https://doi.org/10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20241862

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Educational Forum