Public Health Practice Certificate Program
The certificate recipient will be able to:
- Identify, analyze and use available disease and behavioral surveillance data
- Apply leadership in the management of health systems organizations
- Communicate effectively to constituencies both within and outside of the health system
- Determine public health information needs
- Use appropriate basic statistical, demographic, and epidemiologic techniques to evaluate data with attention to quality control issues
- Support state and local public health agency efforts in assessing health needs, quality of services, and strategies for health services research
- Identify and help fill needs for information and responses to new threats to public health.
Contact information and complete certificate program admissions information can be found on the Bloomberg School of Public Health certificate program webpage.
REQUIREMENTS FOR SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION
The certificate program requires a minimum of 24 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 transcript will not indicate that the certificate was earned until the Notification of Completion has been submitted and 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 noncredit online course in their first term of study)|
|PH.305.607||Public Health Practice (Course is typically offered onsite in 2nd term and online in 4th term. Please note prerequisite course requirement)||4|
|PH.550.608||Problem Solving in Public Health (Course is typically offered onsite in Fall, Summer and Winter Institute and online in 3rd term. Please note: This course should be taken first)||4|
|Required Epidemiology Course: Students must choose either 340.601 or 340.721|
|PH.340.601||Principles of Epidemiology (typically offered onsite in Summer and Summer Institute)||5|
|PH.340.721||Epidemiologic Inference in Public Health I (typically offered online in 1st and 3rd terms and Summer and Summer Institutes and onsite in 1st term)||5|
|Required Social and Behavioral Courses: Students must select one course|
|PH.380.604||Life Course Perspectives on Health (typically offered onsite in 1st term and online in 2nd term)||4|
|PH.410.616||Social and Behavioral Aspects of Public Health (typically offered onsite in Summer Institute)||4|
|PH.410.650||Introduction to Persuasive Communications: Theories and Practice (typically offered onsite in 2nd term and Winter Institute)||4|
|Elective Courses: At least 6 credits of coursework must be taken|
|PH.180.620||Introduction to Food Systems and Public Health (typically offered online in 2nd term)||4|
|PH.220.601||Foundations of International Health (typically offered onsite in 1st term and online in 1st and 4th terms)||4|
|PH.221.637||Health Information Systems (typically offered online in 2nd term)||3|
|PH.300.600||Introduction to Health Policy (typically offered online in 1st term)||4|