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The MAN-IMAL programme has two main purposes: creating a cross-disciplinary approach to human health, animal health and food production as well as promoting innovative pedagogical practices.

Here, we share the pedagogical material we have chosen and give concrete examples of our methods.

Innovative pedagogical practices placing the student at the center of the training are close to our values. Students are active in their training thanks to practical exercises and case scenarios.

Cross-disciplinarity is the main element of value of the "One World, One Health" concept, and forms the foundation of the MAN-IMAL Programme. Our added value comes from a collaborative work between Research Professors who are doctors, veterinarians and engineers.

Supported by a young and dynamic project team composed of complementary professions and by their research teams, these professors keep on developing teachings with a team spirit and reinforced cross-disciplinarity. Finally, the different possibilities enabled by the rapid development of the e-Learning sector allows us to produce online courses. These online courses are to be combined with in-class teaching, because we believe that a contact between teachers and students is necessary to ensure a better transmission of knowledge.

Using e-Learning allows us to reach a larger public and also to gather students with various career paths.

Equipment for innovative teaching:

Our High-Tech classrooms


Thanks to our recent teaching equipment chosen for and by the professors, the MAN-IMAL programme includes innovative technology in teaching.


manimal onirisOniris, the Nantes-Atlantic National College of Veterinary Medicine, Food Science and Engineering. The classroom of 43m2 can host 20 students. It is equipped with an interactive video projector. The projector is connected to 5 computers enabling students to work together in small groups and share their work to the whole class if needed.


manimal univ nantesUniversity of Nantes, Faculty of Medicine. The collaborative classroom of 65m2 can host up to 35 students. It combines a videoconference system and a tactile and interactive video projector. Most functions work remotedly.


manimal univ angersUniversity of Angers, Faculty of Medicine. The MAN-IMAL classroom of the University of Angers is built on 62m2 and can host up to 42 students . The students work around 6 fully equipped and movable computer desks. Thus the classroom has the possibility of being rearranged according to each course needs. The computers on each desk can be projected on several white boards. The classroom is also equipped with a videoconference system.


manimal esaESA group, the Higher Education Institute of Agricultures of Angers has a classroom of 72m2 with 24 student seats. Combining functionalities of a collaborative classroom with its interactive projectors and a videoconference system, this room has also a multipurpose working area.


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Innovative pedagogical practices



Examples of students' productions


The student has a central place in the MAN-IMAL programme. Our teachers take into account the students' role, encouraging them to become stakeholders in their own training and its pedagogical development. That is why they take part in organising MAN-IMAL events and participe actively in different projects all along the academic year.


Student – Stakeholder within his/her training

  • Tutored projects closely related to professional realities: students work on practical cases in direct contact with organisations. In this practical exercise the work submitted by students have to meet the expectations of the professional organisation,
  • Moderate a round table,
  • Maximise the international and cross-disciplinary points of views through presentations.


Rabies Presentation - 2015 MAN-IMAL Conference day

manimal rabiesFor the 2015 MAN-IMAL Conference day, the students presented a case study of rabies in their home country. All studies conducted by students are available in the following presentation.

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Cross-disciplinary approach: an asset in the training programme

manimal listeriose1As part of their training and in order to promote cross-disciplinarity, students with different professional profiles have worked together to produce a brochure to present listeriosis. It has been distributed to livestock and dairy farmers. To find out further information on this brochure, click on the link below:

Cross-disciplinarity: the key to a successful communication