Have you been, or are you planning to be involved in global health experiences throughout your university degree at Dalhousie? The Global Health Office wants to help enrich these learning experiences for you, while also providing you with formal recognition for your efforts.
The Advocates in Global Health Certificate is the first of its kind – helping you link all of your global health experiences. Over the course of this program, you will develop a holistic understanding of issues related to global health through mentorship, education, skills development and public engagement.
The certificate program has three overarching objectives:
- To provide students with an educational framework to develop a robust understanding of global health. Students will become familiar with the major forces affecting the health of populations transnationally and understand the complexity of global health issues in diverse contexts.
- To foster skill development in advocacy, a stated competency across the health professions.
- To increase interprofessional learning opportunities in global health at Dalhousie University.
The program requirements are flexible, and are usually completed over a two year period. The certificate requirements include knowledge, professional development, public engagement and global health competencies components. Options for fulfilling these requirements include (among others) attending Global Health Rounds sessions, completing a Global Health Elective class, undertaking an approved placement in a local low-resource setting, and serving on a Dalhousie Global Health Committee.
Upon completion of the program requirements, students will received a letter of achievement from the Global Health Office as well as the Advocates in Global Health Program certificate. This program is also recognized by Dalhousie’s Co-Curricular Record.
More detailed information surrounding the program’s framework and certificate criteria can be found in the Advocates in Global Health Certificate Handbook.
The certificate program is typically open to Dalhousie Medical School and Health Professions students; however, if you are in another academic program you may still be eligible. Please contact the Global Health Office if you have any questions about the certificate program.