Innovative graduate curriculum based on the ‘‘One World, One Health’’ concept promoted by the WHO, FAO and OIE
The MAN-IMAL Master's "From Animal to Man: Analysing and Managing Health and Food Risks" is a post-graduate degree programme.
It is an additional and complementary degree whose objective is to offer students (doctors, pharmacists, veterinarians, scientists, food-processing engineers) technical training, as well as to offer professionals advanced skills in public health issues.
Engineered by a pedagogical team of over 80 experts: research professors from a variety of disciplines (agronomy, medicine, veterinary studies, biology, pharmacy, law, economics), and numerous professionals from the same fields, the programme benefits from the support of each partner's research units.
The curriculum strongly emphasises the pedagogical use of ICTE* allowing for maximum, individual progression within the programme and the learning processes. Due to the international focus of MAN-IMAL, all courses are taught in English and students, as well as professors, from all over the world are welcome.
As such, the programme offers a rich exchange amongst different cultures and an international perspective on public health topics.
In order to be eligible, all candidates must have completed at least one year of post-graduate studies (equivalent to 60 ECTS credits) in pharmaceutical or biological sciences, medical and or veterinary studies, food processing engineering or agriculture.
*Information and Communication Technology in Education.
Introducing MAN-IMAL Master's Degree
Why Man-Imal ?
Because in a globalised, industrialised society with an increasing number of stakeholders and regulations, production chains are becoming more and more complex.
Based on the ‘‘One World, One Health’’ concept, the man-imal programme seeks to answer these changes thanks to a global and cross-disciplinary approach integrating.
To cope with these new issues on Public Health and Food Safety, the Master’s degree ‘‘From Animal to Man: Analysing and Managing Health and Food Risks’’ trains executives to new job profiles.
The Cross-Disciplinary Approach is ensured by :
A partnership between 4renowned higher education institutions: Oniris (Veterinary public health, health and animal farming, food safety), Universities of Nantes and Angers (food and health, public health), ESA (agri-food, agriculture and sustainable system conception engineering)
A 5 month internship previously defined by the student and professors according to the student’s precise professional project
Interdisciplinary teaching built on 5Teaching Units (see detailed diagram of the 1st semester).
The Multicultural Approach is ensured by :
The recruitment of students from all over the world
The lectures taught entirely in English
The practice training to professionalise students is guaranteed by :
Practical Tutored Projects in relation to the professional world
An active and customised pedagogy relying on the use of audiovisual and multimedia technologies in teaching
Courses taught by experts: Doctors, Veterinarians, Food-processing Engineers, Researchers, Experts, and Industrialists…
Private sector / Public sector
Consultants and experts for the Ministry of Health, health risk assessment agencies in France and in Europe, within food-processing and pharmaceutical companies, research and development offices...
Senior Level Scientist for the assessment and expertise of Health and Food Risks, within agricultural organisations, association of farmers, for national and international public and parapublic health organisations, or institutions taking part in Public Health Risk Assessment (EFSA, Anses, InVS, OIE, FAO...)...
Researchers in the field of Zoonosis, Human Nutrition, Animal and Human Health,R&D directors...
How to apply
To apply for the Master’s degree, students must:
Hold a Bachelors’ degree
Have completed at least one year of postgraduate studies (60 ECTS) in:
- Pharmaceutical or biological sciences
- Medical studies
- Veterinary studies
- Food-processing or agricultural engineering
Organisation of the training programme
The first semester is dedicated to acquiring theoretical knowledge, tools and methods. Cross-disciplinary courses are provided to develop:
The ability to work as a multidisciplinary team
Skills to identify the complementary partners required for case solving
During the second semester, students do an internship, whose subject is directly related to the man-imal themes, in a professional environment, in France or abroad.
This internship leads to the completion and defence of a Master’s thesis.