Certificate in Global Health

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The Certificate in Global Health is a formal academic certificate for veterinary students that examines the complexities inherent in improving health on a global scale.

During the program, you will be introduced to global health issues and challenges, and develop an understanding of key concepts, tools and frameworks essential for continued study in global health. You will learn about the importance of understanding and addressing global health through multidisciplinary frameworks and collaborations, and complete an experiential International Research Project

By completing the Certificate in Global Health, you will gain the knowledge you need to operate as a global citizen.

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Find more information about the Certificate in Global Health in our handbook.

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The Certificate in Global Health is taught in several courses:

Core Selectives (compulsory for Certificate)

Optional Selectives (4 credits needed)

Compulsory Elective (International Research Project)


Certificate Overview

Here at the College of Veterinary Medicine, we define global health as collaborative, transnational research and action to promote health for all.

The Certificate in Global Health program covers the global disease burden, health determinants and disparities, health policy and actors, and the challenges facing global health. The program also provides an introduction to the methodological approaches and techniques used in global health research, including qualitative fieldwork, quantitative surveys, experimental designs, intervention trials and program evaluation.

Earning the Certificate in Global Health requires completion of 12 credits. This credits are gained through completion of 3 compulsory core selectives, an additional 4 credits from optional selectives/elective, and 5 credits through completion of an International Global Health Research Project.


Summary of courses in the certificate program


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Find out more about the Certificate in Global Health by visiting these links:

Student studying

Build a foundation of basic knowledge in global health with three core (compulsory) selectives.

Core Selectives

Laboratory research

Explore global health in greater depth in different optional selectives.

Optional Selectives

Trekking through forestTravel abroad and conduct your own international Global Health Research Project.

Compulsory Elective


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The Pawcast: Navigating the Veterinary Profession

Want to know more about global health and career opportunities for veterinarians? Join Dr. Andy Stringer as he talks to Amy Snyder and Amanda Bates on the Pawcast, the College of Veterinary Medicine’s podcast. 






Since we launched the Certificate in Global Health in 2015, our students have traveled to different countries to participate in a variety of research projects.



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Previous Projects (Africa)


Dr. Andy Stringer | Director of Global Health Education 


Dr. Greer Arthur | Global Health Program Specialist



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