CGH Compulsory Elective

International Research Project

A compulsory elective for the Certificate in Global Health (VMP 900).

Photography credit: Dr. Andy Stringer

Certificate in Global Health


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The International Global Health Research Project (VMP 900) is a compulsory elective of the Certificate in Global Health (see handbook for more details). 

Please note: Course coordinator permission is required for this elective.



  • To gain an understanding of global health in practice through the process of experiential learning in an international setting.
  • To actively participate in a data driven, evidence-based approach to a global health challenge.


  • DVM students are eligible to apply if they have completed their first or second year of veterinary school.
  • To participate, all DVM students must have enrolled in the Certificate in Global Health program. 

How to Enroll

Contact Dr. Andy Stringer:


This elective provides veterinary students with a 10-week mentored research project during the summer.


What is the Purpose of the Elective?

VMP 900 is a 5 credit elective designed to provide veterinary students with a positive experience in global health research, and encourage students to consider a future career in global health. The elective is aimed at building awareness of a global health issue through a global health-focused research program.

This elective will help students develop an understanding of the methodological approaches and techniques used in global health research, including qualitative fieldwork, quantitative surveys, experimental designs, intervention trials and program evaluation. The elective also highlights the importance of understanding and addressing global health through multidisciplinary frameworks and collaborations.


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Plan Your Project

Design your research project to suit your interests and career goals in different parts of the world.

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Past Projects

Find out more about the international research projects conducted by students in previous years.


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Dr. Andy Stringer

Andy Stringer

Lead, Global Health Education