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Throughout the course of the certificate, students will learn about the breadth of study that is connected with health: social, psychological, physical and spiritual influences on health and avenues for social, physical and political change, while developing essential information gathering, management, analysis, interpretation and communication skills.

Upon completion of the certificate, students will have a strong understanding of issues and opportunities facing health practitioners and the various roles and responsibilities of different professions within the health and wellness sector.

The IDHS online undergraduate certificate aims to:

1. Provide a critical, case-based, interdisciplinary perspective on contemporary health issues for students with a broad interest in health. 

2. Develop the following student competencies: critical and systems thinking,problem solving, ethics, communication, holistic perspectives, advocacy and collaboration.

3. Prepare students for possible future education and careers in health at Dalhousie and beyond. 


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