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Global Health student Kristy Yiu helps USN develop new master's program

MSc Global Health student Kristy Yiu and supervisor Steffen Torp

MSc Global Health student Kristy Yiu and supervisor Steffen Torp. Photo credit: Stian Kristoffer Sande.

By Stian Kristoffer Sande (University of South-Eastern Norway), August 14, 2018

While many of us enjoyed the warmth of this year’s June and July outside, Kristy Yiu spent most of her summer inside her office at campus Vestfold. She is a MSc Global Health student from McMaster who completed her field practicum at the University of South-Eastern Norway (USN).

"I have assisted USN in their work of developing their own master’s program in Global Health," Yiu says.

Based on her findings this summer, there is one particular aspect Yiu suggests USN should integrate as a theme in their new program.

"Migration is increasingly affecting Norway and the Nordics. Knowledge on how welfare states health systems affects the health conditions of its citizens will likely be more important in the future, but in today’s Global Health programs, the topic is not well covered. My opinion is that USN’s should make this topic central in their new master’s program."

Read the full article on the USN website