New global health certificate prepares students

February 26, 2004

The UNC School of Public Health’s Office of Global Health has developed a new certificate program to prepare graduate students for international public health challenges.This semester, 17 courses in the school qualify for the requirements of the Global Health Certificate Program. The new certificate program is open to students enrolled in a graduate degree program at the school. Students enrolled in other UNC graduate degree programs also may apply for consideration. The new certificate program gives students a specialty in global health to go along with their degree program.”Students completing this program will learn about global issues, and about policies, processes, programs and practices that contribute to and hinder global health improvement,” said Dr. Margaret E. Bentley, the school’s associate dean for global health and a professor in the department of nutrition. “They will also be strongly encouraged to participate in a field placement, internship or research project to give them an opportunity to gain skill and proficiency in applying this global health knowledge.”

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