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Looking Back on 2016

Life of the programme

As the holidays were approaching, it was time to revisit the past year of the MAN-IMAL programme.

ICT in education productions

This year, MAN-IMAL was able to develop its educational productions and expand their distribution, while confirming the success of already implemented productions (as with PluriPass).
Indeed, the team has continued to:

  • developing innovative e-Learning modules putting forward animation and the diversity of media
  • produce educational films meant to be shown in the classroom
  • and test the podcast format.

The programme also:

  • developed the use of its collaboration rooms in the ESA and the University of Nantes premises (with over 3,000 student users)
  • regularly accompanied teachers in the implementation of their new educational projects by offering on-site support or practical training.

Finally, MAN-IMAL had several opportunities to communicate about its innovative devices by taking part in some symposiums (the inter-IDEFI meeting, the Agreenium seminar or the One Health Workshop in Brussels) thereby fulfilling its demonstrator role. Meeting other professionals in Barcelona for the AMEE Conference was another opportunity.

The Master 2 "From Animal to man: Analysing and Managing Health and Food Risks"

This year, we were also able to follow the lives of the students of the 2015-2016 class.

Training field for educational transformations, students were assisted in their tutored projects with some project management coaching, conducted by the coordinator of the programme and a MAN-IMAL pedagogical engineer. This initiative has proven effective and will be continued in 2016-2017.

We have also documented their visit to a dairy farm, their progress in English and their graduation ; before welcoming the new 2016-2017 class in Nantes and Angers.

The One Health concept

But the goal of MAN-IMAL is also to communicate on the issues of the One Health concept and on the need to get health professionals to work together.

We were able to meet another example of multidisciplinary programme based on the same concept in Québec.

Our partner teachers and researchers were also able to showcase their expertise in the field in the press, with an interview with Catherine Magras, our project-leader in MSD Santé Animale magazine and publications of our team in Microbiology Letters.

This year was the opportunity to organize our first scientific seminar in January. The theme in 2016 was "Organic farming: risks and benefits". This format was renewed in 2017, on January 10th with lectures and a round table discussion on "Innovation for nutrition and health".
It was followed in March by our 3rd international symposium on the One World, One Health, concept, which was also renewed on March 16, 2017 at the Oniris.

Life of the team

The year 2016 has seen several departures and arrivals within the administrative team with the strengthening of our internal and external communication, as well as our support for students and teachers at Oniris.

Finally, the MAN-IMAL programme evolves, but always at the service of the transformation of teaching methods and better cooperation between the professions involved in the One Health concept, starting with cooperation between programme partners.