Global Health Certificate Program
NOTE: Certificate program may be completed entirely online!
Global health is the study of the health of populations in a global context, considering its political, social, and economic impact. The certificate program is primarily intended for junior and mid-level professionals practicing or planning to practice in developing countries and interested in expanding their global health skills and knowledge.
The certificate program can be completed entirely with online courses or with a combination of online and on-campus courses.
Upon completion of the Global Health Certificate, individuals will be able to:
- Describe individual, community, and organizational behaviors and change processes in cross-cultural and developing countries settings as a foundation for planning appropriate primary health care programs;
- Apply relevant social and behavioral theories to diagnose and understand individual, social network, organizational, community, and policy-maker behaviors associated with the planning, implementation, evaluation, and maintenance of community-based primary health care programs;
- Describe and critically evaluate the strengths, weaknesses, and sustainability of disease control programs and policies for major causes of death and disability in developing countries and discuss program and policy implementation obstacles and approaches to overcoming them;
- Apply cultural competence and skills to global and diverse settings related to populations such as refugees, immigrants, and migrant workers;
- Explain how to work effectively in countries and cultures with differing social and economic perspectives; and
- Analyze the complexities of the social, economic, medical, political, and environmental factors that affect health.
Complete certificate program admissions information and contact information is available on the certificate program page on the Bloomberg School of Public Health website.
REQUIREMENTS FOR SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION
The certificate program requires a minimum of 18 term credits. All certificate coursework must be taken for a letter grade, a minimum grade of C must be earned in all certificate coursework, and a 2.75 or better overall GPA for all certificate coursework is required. 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 has been submitted, verified by the certificate program, and processed by the Registrar.
COURSE OF STUDY
Please note: The Global Health certificate program will not approve any course substitutions or waivers. The curriculum indicated below cannot be altered in any way for individual students.
Students should check the BSPH course directory to confirm when the course is offered, and students should also check for pre-requisites 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: Students must complete three required courses (220.601 AND 221.688 and EITHER 221.645, 221.620, or 223.682)|
|PH.220.601||Foundations of International Health (typically offered online in 1st and 4th term)||4|
|PH.221.688||Social and Behavioral Foundations of Primary Health Care (typically offered online in 3rd and Summer terms)||4|
|Select one course from the following:|
|PH.221.645||Large-scale Effectiveness Evaluations of Health Programs||4|
|PH.221.620||Applying Summary Measures of Population Health to Improve Health Systems||3|
|PH.223.682||Clinical and Epidemiologic Aspects of Tropical Diseases||4|
|Elective Courses: Students must complete at least 6 credits of elective coursework|
|PH.221.606||Training Methods and Continuing Education for Health Workers (typically offered online in Summer term)||4|
|PH.221.612||Confronting the Burden of Injuries: A Global Perspective (typically offered onsite and online in 2nd term)||3|
|PH.221.620||Applying Summary Measures of Population Health to Improve Health Systems (typically offered onsite in Summer Institutes and online in 2nd term)||3|
|PH.221.624||Urban Health in Developing Countries (typically offered online in 4th term)||3|
|PH.221.631||Evaluation Methods for Injury Interventions (typically offered online in 3rd term)||3|
|PH.221.635||Global Advances in Community-Oriented Primary Health Care (typically offered onsite and online in 3rd term)||3|
|PH.221.639||Health Care in Humanitarian Emergencies (typically offered online in 1st term and onsite in 2nd term)||3|
|PH.221.645||Large-scale Effectiveness Evaluations of Health Programs (typically offered onsite in 2nd term)||4|
|PH.221.646||Health Systems in Low and Middle income Countries (typically offered onsite and online in 2nd term)||3|
|PH.221.722||Quality Assurance Management Methods for Developing Countries (typically offered onsite and online in 1st term)||4|
|PH.222.649||International Nutrition (typically offered onsite in 4th term)||3|
|PH.223.662||Vaccine Development and Application (typically offered onsite in 2nd term)||4|
|PH.223.682||Clinical and Epidemiologic Aspects of Tropical Diseases (typically offered online in 2nd term)||4|
|PH.410.640||Global Tobacco Control (typically offered online in 4th term)||3|