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Preparing veterinary students for their future roles in addressing some of today’s greatest global challenges.
|Certificate in Global Health|
|A certificate for veterinary students that examines the complexities of improving health on a global scale.|
|DVM Curriculum (VMP 945)|
|Epidemiology and Public Health (VMP 945) – an introduction to global health issues and challenges.|
|Global Health Selectives|
|Optional courses providing a a basic foundation in global health, and opportunities to explore specific topics in greater depth.|
|DVM/MPH Degree Program|
|Combining the DVM curriculum with a 12-month MPH/Global Health program at UNC Gillings School of Public Health.|
Today, a growing human population, urbanization, increasing demand for livestock products and climate change are placing greater pressures on human and animal health and the environment.
Why Study Global Health?
Globally, significant inequalities exist across populations in animal and human health. Veterinarians play a critical role in improving health on a global scale, particularly in addressing the grand global challenges of the 21st century, such as infectious diseases, antimicrobial resistance, food security and global health.
Tackling these global health challenges effectively will require multidisciplinary approaches with consideration given to the broader systems that encompass health.
Veterinary student education must reflect these global challenges, and equip the next generation of veterinarians with the knowledge and skills required to tackle these problems and contribute to the changing needs of society. There has been a growing recognition of the need for improved veterinary education related to issues of global importance.
DVM Curriculum: Global Health
Epidemiology and Public Health (VMP 945)
This section of VMP 945 provides an introduction to global health issues and challenges. The focus of this section will be on global disease burden, health determinants and disparities, global health actors and delivery, and global agriculture and food security. This section will highlight the importance of understanding and addressing global health challenges through inter-multidisciplinary collaboration.
Global Health Trends
Global Burden of Disease
Global Health Actors and Delivery
Determinants of Disease
Global Agriculture and Food Security
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