University of Pittsburgh
University Center for International Studies
Global Studies Center
Elaine Linn, Assistant Director for Academic Affairs
4100 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
With the CERTIFICATE IN GLOBAL HEALTH, undergraduates can tailor a program of study to suit their academic, personal, and career interests. There is no additional cost to enroll, and most students will be able to complete the requirements within a standard four-year program of study. There are many options for related study abroad and co-curricular activities.
What You’ll Learn
Students who complete the certificate should be able to:
- Understand the global burden of disease, social determinants of health, and treatment disparities from transnational and historical perspectives
- Differentiate among research, programs, strategies, and coordination mechanisms that address these issues in a variety of settings and the organizations that promote them
- Recognize the behavioral and cultural dimensions of health in myriad contexts
- Appreciate how different disciplines approach these issues and apply one or more such approaches to a key question in global health
Critique different discourses on global health (e.g., medical, policy, anthropological) and communicate effectively about these issues orally and in writing to an interdisciplinary audience.