Simon Otto, PhD, DVM, BSc

Assistant Professor, School of Public Health
Directory

Fall Term 2022 (1810)

AFNS 527 - Food Safety

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 3-0-0)

Providing students with an understanding of the principles of risk: benefit evaluations related to safety concerns about foods. Not to be taken if credit received for NU FS 427. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

LECTURE A1 (30106)

2022-09-01 - 2022-12-08
TH 12:30 - 13:50 (ECHA 2-420)



NU FS 427 - Food Safety

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 3-0-0)

Provides students with an understanding of the principles of risk: benefit evaluations related to safety concerns about foods. Prerequisites: *60 and *3 BIOCH.

LECTURE A1 (30105)

2022-09-01 - 2022-12-08
TH 12:30 - 13:50 (ECHA 2-420)



SPH 415 - Investigation of Foodborne Illness

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Students taking this course will develop an understanding of the food safety system in Canada from the perspective of public health, including the complex regulatory and industry controls, epidemiology and surveillance for foodborne illness, and emergency outbreak investigation and response to detection of a foodborne hazard. The course includes a hands on simulation of a foodborne illness outbreak where students will be put into an Incident Command System (ICS) to manage the outbreak and develop these critical skills for outbreak investigation. Students taking this course will have the opportunity to obtain their ICS 100 certification level. Credit will only be given for one of SPH 415 or SPH 515.

LECTURE A1 (36824)

2022-09-01 - 2022-12-08
TH 14:00 - 15:20 (TBD)



SPH 515 - Investigation of Foodborne Illness

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Students taking this course will develop an understanding of the food safety system in Canada from the perspective of public health, including the complex regulatory and industry controls, epidemiology and surveillance for foodborne illness, and emergency outbreak investigation and response to detection of a foodborne hazard. The course includes a hands on simulation of a foodborne illness outbreak where students will be put into an Incident Command System (ICS) to manage the outbreak and develop these critical skills for outbreak investigation. Students taking this course will have the opportunity to obtain their ICS 100 certification level. Credit will only be given for one of SPH 415 or SPH 515.

LECTURE A1 (36825)

2022-09-01 - 2022-12-08
TH 14:00 - 15:20 (ECHA 1-451)



SPH 527 - Food Safety

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Providing students with an understanding of the principles of risk: benefit evaluations related to the metabolic consequences of exposure to food borne chemicals and therapeutic agents, and to safety concerns about foods. Lectures are the same as for NU FS 427, but with additional assignments and evaluation appropriate to graduate studies. Credit will only be given for one of SPH 527, AFNS 527 or NU FS 427. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.

LECTURE A1 (31574)

2022-09-01 - 2022-12-08
TH 12:30 - 13:50 (ECHA 2-420)

Winter Term 2023 (1820)

AFNS 416 - One Health

★ 3 (fi 6)(SECOND, 3-0-0)

'One Health' is an emerging paradigm in public and veterinary health which recognizes that human, animal and environmental health are interlinked. The course will address food and water safety, the increase in prevalence of antibiotic resistant organisms, emerging infectious zoonotic diseases, environmental protection and environmental sustainability, emphasizing the interaction of these diverse yet interconnected disciplines in protecting the health of populations. Prerequisites: *3 MICRB and *3 PHYSL.

LECTURE B1 (42310)

2023-01-05 - 2023-04-12
TH 08:00 - 09:20 (ECHA 2-140)



AFNS 516 - One Health

★ 3 (fi 6)(SECOND, 3-0-0)

'One Health' is an emerging paradigm in public and veterinary health which recognizes that human, animal and environmental health are interlinked. The course will address food and water safety, the increase in prevalence of antibiotic resistant organisms, emerging infectious zoonotic diseases, environmental protection and environmental sustainability, emphasizing the interaction of these diverse yet interconnected disciplines in protecting the health of populations. Not to be taken if credit received for AFNS 416, SPH 416, or SPH 516. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

LECTURE B1 (42311)

2023-01-05 - 2023-04-12
TH 08:00 - 09:20 (ECHA 2-140)



SPH 416 - One-Health

★ 3 (fi 6)(SECOND, 3-0-0)

One Health is an emerging paradigm in public and veterinary health which recognizes that human, animal and environmental health are interlinked. The course will address food and water safety, the increase in prevalence of antibiotic resistant organisms, emerging infectious zoonotic diseases, environmental protection and environmental sustainability, emphasizing the interaction of these diverse yet interconnected disciplines in protecting the health of populations. Graduate students may not register for credit (see SPH 516). Credit will only be given for one of AFNS 416, 516 or SPH 416, 516. Prerequisite: *3 MICRB or PHYSL.

LECTURE B1 (43798)

2023-01-05 - 2023-04-12
TH 08:00 - 09:20 (ECHA 2-140)



SPH 516 - One-Health

★ 3 (fi 6)(SECOND, 3-0-0)

One Health is an emerging paradigm in public and veterinary health which recognizes that human, animal and environmental health are interlinked. The course will address food and water safety, the increase in prevalence of antibiotic resistant organisms, emerging infectious zoonotic diseases, environmental protection and environmental sustainability, emphasizing the interaction of these diverse yet interconnected disciplines in protecting the health of populations. Lectures are the same as for SPH 416, but with additional assignments and evaluation appropriate to graduate studies. Note: Credit may not be obtained for both PHS 516 and SPH 516. Credit will only be given for one of AFNS 416, 516 or SPH 416, 516. Prerequisite: consent of Instructor.

LECTURE B1 (43799)

2023-01-05 - 2023-04-12
TH 08:00 - 09:20 (ECHA 2-140)



SPH 561 - Topics in Public Health

★ 1 (fi 2)(EITHER, 1-0-0)

LECTURE B3 (41987)

2023-01-05 - 2023-01-24
TH 08:00 - 09:20 (TBD)