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Drake to offer concentration in Global and Comparative Public Health

March 18, 2010
Drake University students are invited to learn about a new concentration of study in Global and Comparative Public Health (GCPH) at an information session on Wednesday, March 24.

The session will run from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in room 116 of Medbury Hall, 2730 Forest Ave.

Drake's new GCPH program will prepare students in a variety of majors to actively improve the health of communities worldwide. Students will gain an understanding of the determinants of the health of populations, the available options to improve health and the evidence demonstrating the efficacy of health interventions.

The GCPH concentration, which requires a total of 21 credit hours, will prepare students for graduate study and/or careers in fields related to public health. The required courses complement a variety of majors, including:

  • Biology
  • Biochemistry, cell and microbiology (BCMB)
  • Environmental Science and Policy
  • Health Sciences
  • International Relations
  • Law, Politics and Society
  • Pharmacy
  • Philosophy
  • Politics
  • Sociology

Students may declare the concentration through their college's administrative office.

The session is sponsored by Drake's Center for Global Citizenship.

For more information about the GCPH concentration, visit the program's Web site. Questions about the program or information session should be directed to David Skidmore, professor of politics and international relations, at 515-271-3843 or david.skidmore@drake.edu.