Tropical Medicine Certificate Program
This certificate program is designed to provide training in tropical medicine and related public health issues through a multidisciplinary approach. It is also designed to prepare participants for working with current and emerging health problems in developing countries and health problems of travelers. This program focuses broadly on issues of tropical health and on clinical tropical medicine. Toward the program’s conclusion, students will have acquired a strong scientific basis for preventing, diagnosis, treating, and controlling tropical health problems. The curriculum will consist of
- Specific tropical diseases and detailed case studies stressing diagnosis, treatment, and the implementation of preventive control measures
- Recent advances in diagnostic methodologies
- Human behavior associated with the transmission of infection and of local perceptions of the disease
- Laboratory sessions focusing on diagnostic methods for identification of blood, intestinal, and tissue parasites as well as their vectors.
Sessions include practical lab experience in parasitology and diagnosis.
Certificate Program Contact
Johns Hopkins University graduate students and staff; health professionals; other individuals with an interest in tropical medicine. JHSPH MAS students are not eligible to apply until they have completed their primary degree program.
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 Institute, 1, 2, 3, 4, & Winter Institute.
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: Summer Institutes, and Winter Institute.
TOEFL/IELTS: Not required.
Prerequisites or special requirements: None
REQUIREMENTS FOR SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION
A minimum of 18 credits is required for completion. 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 the courses are offered. Students 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)|
|Students should complete 18 credits of coursework from the options listed below:|
|PH.182.626||Issues for Water and Sanitation in Tropical Environmental Health||2|
|PH.223.660||Tropical Medicine and Parasitology||4|
|PH.223.667||Chronic Diseases in Low and Middle income Countries: Prevalence and Epidemiology||4|
|PH.223.682||Clinical and Epidemiologic Aspects of Tropical Diseases||4|
|PH.223.684||Vector-Borne Diseases in the Tropics||4|
|PH.223.685||Tuberculosis, HIV and Other Chronic Infections in the Tropics||4|
|PH.223.686||Child and Public Health in the Tropics||4|
|PH.223.688||Intestinal Infections in the Tropics||4|
|PH.224.691||Qualitative Data Analysis||3|
|PH.260.631||Immunology, Infection and Disease||3|
|PH.260.635||Biology of Parasitism||5|
|PH.260.650||Vector Biology and Vector-Borne Diseases||3|
|PH.340.693||Investigation of Outbreaks||2|