Public Health Preparedness Certificate Program
Students who would like to be trained to identify the major threats to public health; to identify public health issues during emergency situations; and how to integrate the risk sciences, public health practice and public health surveillance systems as they relate to preparedness and emergency response, should apply for this program.
The certificate program in Public Health Preparedness is designed to provide essential tools for public health practitioners to prepare for natural disasters, terrorism or other emerging threats. Specific objectives of the program are to:
- Identify the major threats to public health and to identify public health issues in disasters
- Describe the integration of risk sciences, public health practice and public health surveillance as it relates to public health preparedness and terrorism response
Health Policy and Management
Daniel Barnett, MD
The certificate program is open to graduate students currently enrolled in degree programs at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, with the exception of JHSPH MAS students, who are not eligible to apply.
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 JHSPH Degree STUDENT (Non-degree students are not eligible for this program)
Students already enrolled in a graduate program at JHSPH are not required to submit the School's electronic admissions application, but must submit declaration of intent prior to starting coursework. Priority deadline to submit intent is October 1; Final deadline is December 1.
Start terms: It is possible to begin the certificate program only in these terms: 1, 2, & 3
REQUIREMENTS FOR SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION
All students are required to complete the three core courses (11 credits) and an additional 9 credits from the list of approved courses for a total of 20 credits to complete the certificate. Core courses required for this certificate program may not be waived or substituted. 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 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 JHSPH course directory to confirm when courses are offered. Students should also check for pre-requisites 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.180.670||Introduction to Public Health Emergency Preparedness||3|
|PH.305.607||Public Health Practice||4|
|PH.317.600||Introduction to the Risk Sciences and Public Policy||4|
|Elective Courses- Students must complete 9 credits of coursework from the following list|
|PH.187.610||Public Health Toxicology||4|
|PH.221.613||Introduction to Humanitarian Emergencies||3|
|PH.223.680||Global Disease Control Programs and Policies||4|
|PH.223.687||Vaccine Policy Issues||3|
|PH.260.606||Major Global Infectious Diseases: Prospects for Control||2|
|PH.300.600||Introduction to Health Policy||4|
|PH.301.771||Case Studies in Communicating With The Media||1|
|PH.306.625||Ethical Issues in Health Policy: Public Health and Health Care||3|
|PH.306.650||Public Health and the Law||3|
|PH.312.610||Foundations of Organizational Leadership||3|
|PH.340.653||Epidemiologic Inference in Outbreak Investigations||3|