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HPM has a long history of involvement in global health research, teaching, and service activities, with current faculty concentrations in Asia, Africa, Europe, and Latin America. Many graduate students enter the department after education or work experience abroad and focus their studies on global health issues.
Programs for studying global health at HPM include the Master's Degree Concentration in Global Health and Population. In addition, The Office of Global Health offers the Graduate Certificate in Global Health and lists Global Health-related courses at UNC. Many doctoral students also conduct research on global health issues, and there is a wide variety of funding options to support international fieldwork.
A wealth of global health opportunities are available to faculty and students beyond the classroom.
The Office of Global Health coordinates activities within the School of Public Health, and the Center for Global Initiatives coordinates many university-wide activities. The Center provides additional support for the approximately 2000 international students, faculty, and academic staff at UNC-Chapel Hill.
Several HPM faculty and students are fellows of the Carolina Population Center, which includes over 50 faculty and 40 predoctoral trainees from around the university working collaboratively on dozens of population and health research projects in developing countries.
This concentration requires a minimum of two graduate courses in global health and/or population studies. The School of Public Health also offers a Certificate in Global Health which may be earned while completing the master's degree. Please see our Residential Master's Program Page for more information on degree programs.
The following are suggested courses and do not represent an exhaustive list. Additional graduate level courses can be approved by your advisor. Course offerings are subject to change.HPM 472 - Program Evaluation
HPM 660 - International and Comparative Health Systems
HPM 664 - Globalization and Health
BIOS 670 - Demographic Techniques (must also take BIOS 600) (See BIOS course listings)
EPID 765 - Control of Infectious Diseases in Developing Countries (must also take EPID 600 or EPID 710) (See EPID course listings)
GEOG 445 - Medical Geography (See GEOG course listings)
MHCH 740 - International Maternal & Child Health Seminar (See MHCH course listings)
MHCH 722 - Issues in International Maternal & Child Health (See MHCH course listings)
POLI 725 - Methods for Policy Analysis & Evaluation (see POLI course listings)
Student Internships in Global Health
As part of their degree programs, graduate and undergraduate students in HPM are required to complete summer internships in some type of healthcare organization. Many students have chosen to perform internships outside of the United States in countries such as India, Vietnam, the Philippines, Taiwan, Mozambique, Romania, and Greece.
Depending on the availability of resources, funding may be available to assist students with at least part of the cost for travel expenses in connection with a summer internship outside of the United States and Canada.
World Health and Population Journal
This on-line, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal, sponsored by the department, is devoted to policy and management issues in health and population fields in developing countries. It primarily publishes articles based on empirical research. Its overall character is marked by serious, responsible and readable scholarship of interest to academicians, policy makers, program managers and donors. To visit this journal go to http://www.longwoods.com/home.php?cat=381.
Services for Overseas Students
This loosely structured program is meant to provide a variety of services to students from other countries, especially those interested in Global Health. These range from discussion of career options, selection of courses, internship placements, effective use of University resources, financial problems, and performance in courses taken to other matters of concern.
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|Last updated October 17, 2013|