|Graduate Certificate in Global Health|
The purpose of the Graduate Certificate in Global Health prepares residential graduate students to work in changing environments and with diverse populations, and to respond competently to the challenges presented by permeable geographic and cultural boundaries.
The Certificate complements currently enrolled graduate students' departmental requirements by offering courses, seminars, and fieldwork or internships that provide for a comprehensive understanding of global health conditions, needs, and solutions that cross borders in both developing and industrialized countries and regions. Students will gain competence in identifying and analyzing factors that generate disparities in health status, health resources, and access to health information and health services, particularly for ethnic minorities and other marginalized and vulnerable population groups.
The Graduate Certificate in Global Health is open to students currently enrolled in a residential graduate degree program of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. Students should discuss this with their departmental Global Health Certificate Faculty Advisor. Students enrolled in graduate degree programs of other units at UNC may apply after an interview with the Director of the Office of Global Health. Please email the Office of Global Health to set-up an interview.
This Certificate is only available to enrolled residential graduate students at UNC-Chapel Hill. For more details on the requirements listed below and other aspects of the Certificate, please review the full program description (pdf file).
Call (919-966-3564), email, or drop by if you have any questions. The Office of Global Health is located in 104 Rosenau Hall.
Each department has faculty members who serve as Certificate advisors for interested students. Please feel free to discuss your interest in pursuing the Global Health Certificate with your departmental certificate advisor -- see list below. These faculty members also serve on the Global Health Advisory Committee for the Office of Global Health and are the liaisons between your department and the Office of Global Health. In addition to the Office of Global Health, they can help advise you in your course selections so that you are able to fulfill your department requirements, as well as complete the Certificate at the same time.
Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Global Health (PUBH 510)
3 credit hours Fall: Wednesday, 12:30-2:50pm
The course explores contemporary issues, problems, and controversies in global health through an interdisciplinary perspective; examines the complex tapestry of social, economic, political, and environmental factors that affect global health; analyzes global health disparities and the social determinants of health through a social justice lens;
analyzes the roles and agendas of major players in global health; looks at the
link between global and local health issues;and exposes students to opportunities in global health work and research.
PUBH 510, section 002 (junior and senior undergraduates only)
Globalization and Health (HPM 664/MCH 664)
3 credit hours Spring: Tuesdays 12:30-2:50 pm
The course examines multiple dimensions of globalization and explores their direct and indirect effects on determinants of health through presentations, case studies, class discussions and interactive sessions, small group seminars, readings, weekly written assignments, a critical book review, and a final paper and poster session. An expected outcome of the course is that students will gain a deeper understanding of how the changes and transformations of globalization and development affect health, and will have examined responses and approaches to current and projected global patterns that contribute to positive and adverse health effects, and health inequalities.
In conferring a Global Health Certificate, the School of Public Health acknowledges students' capability and capacity to perform as public health professionals with a global perspective and with collaborative and cross-cultural sensitivity and skills.
Diversity & Cultural Competency
Extend cultural understanding and skills to global and diverse settings related to populations such as refugees, immigrants, and migrant workers.
Adapt and work effectively in countries and cultures that challenge one's physical, social and economic perspective or comfort level.
Professionalism & Ethics
|Last updated October 15, 2013|