Gender and Health Certificate Program
The Certificate Program in Gender and Health will provide concrete training in gender and health with particular focus on gender theories, gender analysis, gender-based violence research methods, gender and sexuality, gender and women’s health, gender and men’s health, and intersectionality. Gender, as applied to public health, is a burgeoning field, and many NGOs and multi-lateral organizations have specific gender specialist positions; this Certificate Program is designed to give students the knowledge and skills to work in this area.
Upon completion of the certificate program, students will be able to:
- Explain the role of gender in shaping health inequities and recognize how gender health inequities affect health research and interventions.
- Apply gender analysis and gender concepts to leading related health topics related to women’s, men’s, and people with other gender identities’ health, including sexual/reproductive health and gender-based violence.
- Incorporate gender analysis into health research and interventions.
Contact information and complete certificate program admission information are available on the certificate program page on the Bloomberg School of Public Health website.
REQUIREMENTS FOR SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION
The certificate requires a minimum of 18 term credits. All required and elective courses must be taken for a letter grade; a minimum grade of C is required in all certificate coursework, and students must maintain a 2.75 or better overall GPA for all certificate coursework. The certificate program length is flexible; it varies from student to student. However, the certificate must be completed within three years.
The student should review the section of the website that addresses completion before completing certificate program requirements. The student's transcripts will not indicate that the certificate was earned until the Notification of Completion form has been submitted, verified by the certificate program, and processed by the Registrar.
COURSE OF STUDY
Students should check the BSPH course directory to confirm when courses are offered. Students should also check for prerequisites and whether instructor consent is required.
|PH.550.860||Academic & Research Ethics at BSPH (All students are required to complete this online noncredit course in their first term of study)|
|Required Courses: All students should complete 221.621, 221.701, 380.720, and 380.666; In addition, students should complete either 340.629 (course number updated to 410.626) or 410.683|
|PH.221.621||Gender and Health: Foundational Theories and Applications (typically offered onsite in 1st term)||3|
|PH.221.701||Applications to Gender Analysis Within Health Research and Interventions (typically offered onsite in 2nd term)||2|
|PH.380.720||Masculinity, Sexual Behavior & Health: Adolescence & Beyond (typically offered onsite in 2nd term)||3|
|PH.380.666||Women's Health (typically offered onsite in 3rd term)||3|
|Students should complete either 340.629 (course number updated to 410.626)or 410.683|
|PH.340.629||The Epidemiology of LGBTQ Health (typically offered onsite in 2nd term)||3|
|PH.410.683||Global Perspectives on LGBT Health (typically offered as a hybrid onsite/online course in 3rd term)||3|
|Elective Courses: Students should complete 5 credits of electives, for a total of 18 credits of certificate program coursework|
|PH.306.660||Legal and Public Health Issues in the Regulation of intimacy (typically offered onsite in 4th term)||3|
|PH.340.629||The Epidemiology of LGBTQ Health (can only count once; typically offered onsite in 2nd term)||3|
|PH.380.604||Life Course Perspectives on Health (typically offered online in 2nd term and onsite in 1st term)||4|
|PH.380.628||Public Health Perspectives On Abortion (typically offered onsite in 4th term)||3|
|PH.380.663||Gender-Based Violence Research, Practice and Policy: Issues and Current Controversies (typically offered onsite in 3rd term)||3|
|PH.380.665||Family Planning Policies and Programs (typically offered onsite in 3rd term)||4|
|PH.380.666||Women's Health (can only count once; typically offered onsite in 3rd term )||3|
|PH.380.668||International Perspectives on Women, Gender, and Health (can only count once; typically offered onsite in 4th term)||3|
|PH.380.760||Clinical Aspects of Reproductive Health (typically offered onsite in 3rd term)||3|
|PH.380.768||Selected Topics in Women's Health and Women's Health Policy (typically offered online in 1st term)||4|
|PH.410.683||Global Perspectives on LGBT Health (can only count once; typically offered as a hybrid onsite/online course in 3rd term)||3|