Population and Health
The certificate is designed to serve two audiences—masters or doctoral degree students at The Johns Hopkins University and professionals—desiring to expand their knowledge of population dynamics and its linkages with public health issues and their ability to relate population-level concepts and measures of fertility, morbidity and mortality, and migration to health conditions. A population’s health is shaped by fertility, mortality and migration patterns; and population numbers themselves provide the denominators of basic measures of public health, such as life expectancy, cause-specific mortality rates, and infection rates. Connecting a population and health perspective with public health epidemiology allows us to measure and assess the aggregate-level structure of and variation in health risks by age, sex, or other major factors and across the human life span.
Students completing the certificate will gain competency in;
- Knowledge of the components and measures of population dynamics,
- Knowledge of population dynamics’ linkages with public health issues,
- The ability to relate vital events and duration exposures with risk factors at the individual and population level.
Population, Family and Reproductive Health
Certificate Program Contact
All applicants must review the General Certificate Guidelines page, which provides important information about how to apply to a certificate program.
APPLYING TO THE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM AS A JHU GRADUATE STUDENT
Students already enrolled in a graduate program at JHU are not required to submit the School's electronic admissions application, but must email Certificate Program Contact prior to starting coursework.
Start terms: It is possible to begin the certificate program only in these terms: Summer, 1, 2, 3, & 4.
APPLYING TO THE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM AS A NON-DEGREE STUDENT
Students who are not currently enrolled in a graduate program at JHU are required to apply to certificate programs using SOPHAS Express. All non-degree applicants should review the general Certificates Admissions page for instructions on how to apply to a certificate program and application deadlines.
Start terms: It is possible to begin the certificate program only in these terms: 1,2,3, & 4.
Prerequisites or special requirements: None
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; 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, verified by the certificate program and processed by the Registrar.
COURSE OF STUDY
Students should check the JHSPH course directory to confirm when courses are offered, and should also check for prerequisites and whether instructor consent is required.
|PH.550.860||Academic & Research Ethics at JHSPH (All students are required to complete this noncredit course in their first term of study)|
|PH.380.600||Principles of Population Change||4|
|PH.380.603||Demographic Methods for Public Health||4|
|Elective Courses: Students must complete at least 10 (ten) credits of elective coursework|
|PH.221.627||Issues in the Reduction of Maternal and Neonatal Mortality in Low income Countries||4|
|PH.380.604||Life Course Perspectives on Health||4|
|PH.380.655||SOCIAL and ECONOMIC ASPECTS of HUMAN FERTILITY||3|
|PH.380.662||Critiquing the Research Literature in Maternal, Neonatal, and Reproductive Health||4|
|PH.380.664||Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology||4|
|PH.380.665||Family Planning Policies and Programs||4|
|PH.380.668||International Perspectives on Women, Gender, and Health||3|
|PH.380.720||Masculinity, Sexual Behavior & Health: Adolescence & Beyond||3|
|PH.380.750||Migration and Health: Concepts, Rates, and Relationships||3|
|PH.380.755||Population Dynamics and Public Health||2|
|PH.380.756||Poverty, Economic Development, and Health||4|
|PH.380.765||Preventing Infant Mortality and Promoting the Health of Women, Infants and Children||3|
|PH.380.767||Couples and Reproductive Health||3|