/ Bourses

L'appel à candidatures pour l'année académique 2018-2019 est clôturé.

Le prochain appel sera lancé dans le courant du mois de septembre 2018.


01/ Objectives

This one-year master program (60 ECTS) proposes an integrated approach of health risks at the interface between human, animal and environment. This approach fits into the One Health concept, as promoted by the WHO-OIE-FAO tripartite, aiming at interdisciplinary collaborations to tackle complex health problems in a rapidly changing world.
Organized around five main practical topics applied to emerging and developing countries of the Global South, learning activities centrally aim at fostering this needed interdisciplinarity, combining scientific, communicational, managerial and attitudinal skills. These activities integrate basic as well as advanced aspects of collective management of health, with multiple perspectives from public health, veterinary, environmental, social and economic sciences, within a continued ethical thinking. Practical exercises further allow for the development of a range of technical skills, covering field skills, lab skills, and modeling skills.

02/ Training content


Learning activities are organized around five practical topics, as follows:

  • Antimicrobial resistance and drug management
  • Zoonotic diseases (emerging, re-emerging and neglected) ; 

  • Food security and food safety ;
  • Health and land use planning ; 

  • Ecosystem perturbations and health risks.

These themes will be explored across a diversity of activities, consisting of seminars, practical exercises, role-play and simulations, debates, and personal works, gathered under the following course titles:

Basic and transversal tools

  • Methodological bases in qualitative and quantitative data analysis (coord. Frédéric Farnir) – 1 ECTS
  • Conceptual frameworks of interdisciplinarity in health management (coord. Stéphane Leyens) – 1 ECTS
  • Introduction to information literacy and critical appraisal of scientific literature (Philippe Donnen - Sandrine Vandenput) – 1 ECTS

Collective health management

  • Animal production in the Global South and its health, social and environmental impacts (coord. Jean-Luc Hornick) – 3 ECTS
  • Biosecurity: a pillar of prevention strategies of zoonoses in the Global South (coord. Claude Saegerman) – 2 ECTS
  • Food security in developing countries, from the individual to the population (coord. Philippe Donnen) – 1 ECTS
  • Antimicrobial resistance: causes and public management (coord. Olivier Vandenberg) – 3 ECTS
  • Management of sanitary crisis and infection control in low resource settings (coord. Olivier Vandenberg) – 1 ECTS

Medical, veterinary and epidemiological aspects

  • Pathology of animal diseases, including zoonoses, in the Global South (coord. Daniel Desmecht) – 2 ECTS
  • Food-related health risks management (coord. Marie-Louise Scippo) – 3 ECTS
  • Animal diseases with an impact on human health in the Global South (coord. Bertrand Losson) – 3 ECTS
  • Health risks at the interface between human and ecosystems, including wild and domestic animals (coord. Annick Linden) – 3 ECTS
  • Veterinary epidemiology and risk analysis (coord. Claude Saegerman) – 1 ECTS
  • Modeling techniques and advanced statistical analysis in health (coord. Johann Detilleux) – 1 ECTS

Social sciences

  • Socio-economics of animal and public health in the Global South (coord. Nicolas Antoine-Moussiaux) – 3 ECTS
  • Participatory approaches in health management in the Global South (coord. Nicolas Antoine-Moussiaux) – 2 ECTS
  • Cultural anthropology applied to health issues' integrated management in the Global South (coord. Aurélie Binot) – 2 ECTS
  • Ethical issues in health management in the Global South (coord. Stéphane Leyens) – 1 ECTS

The program includes a master thesis, coupled to a field training of 2 months. Ideally, this training will take place in another country than the candidate’s country of origin. The field training and thesis represent a volume of 20 ECTS. The topics tackled through field training may cover field applications, scientific investigations, in-depth expertise reports, project identification and formulation, or acquisition of a professional experience outside of the primary field of expertise of the candidate.

03/ Conditions of admission


Are eligible the holders of diplomas in human medicine or veterinary medicine. Any other diploma that may be considered equivalent may be accepted upon decision of the program’s board. Equivalence will be judged based on the detailed description of the followed curricula. Any request for admission must be motivated by a statement of purpose and a description of the professional project of the candidate. A significant field experience is valued in the selection process.

04/ Additionnal information


Number of scholarships available: 12

Length of the training: one academic year starting on September 15th 2018

Teaching language: English

05/ Universities


Université de Liège

  • Academic supervisor: Nicolas ANTOINE-MOUSSIAUX

Université Libre de Bruxelles

  • Academic supervisor: Olivier VANDENBERG

Université de Namur

  • Academic supervisor: Stéphane LEYENS

Other collaborating institutions:

  • Centre International de Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement (CIRAD, France) ;
  • Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire de Toulouse (France) ;
  • Agence Fédérale pour la Sécurité de la Chaîne Alimentaire (AFSCA, Belgique) ;
  • UN Organisation for Food and Agriculture (FAO).

06/ Contact person


For further information

ULg, Institut Vétérinaire Tropical
Quartier Vallée 2, avenue de Cureghem, 6, 4000 Liège
T : +32 4 366 4142
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