Humane Sciences and Toxicology Policy Certificate
The Certificate Program will introduce, and explain the application of, the “3Rs,” (reduction, replacement and refinement), which are the guiding principles of humane science as well as demonstrate how the use of humane science principles in biomedical research can lead to more robust scientific methodology and knowledge. The Program course of study covers the scientific principles needed to appreciate humane science and identify and evaluate its implications in biomedical research and public health policy. Persons completing the certificate will be well equipped to translate new toxicological knowledge into scientifically credible product safety evaluations and hazard assessments and apply these concepts to environmental health decision making.
The educational objectives of this Certificate Program are:
1.) To provide students with an understanding of the principles that govern the relationship between biomedical researchers and laboratory animals;
2.) To demonstrate the application of transgenic, in-vitro, computational, non-mammalian and non-animal research in toxicology;
3.) To illustrate the ways in which humane science and alternatives are used in setting regulatory standards and making environmental health policy decisions.
The certificate program is open to persons who hold undergraduate degrees from accredited colleges or universities, particularly in the fields of public health or the biomedical sciences. It is also open to any student in a degree-granting program at Johns Hopkins University. Persons who are members of Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees (IACUC) and/or involved in animal welfare isses are encouraged to participate in this certificate.
Applicants should review the How to Apply page for information about eligibility and special instructions.
The certificate program's review committee will review the applicaitons and notify each applicant of their admissions decision. Only those approved by te certificate admissions committee may ear the certificate.
Requirements for Successful Completion:
The certifcate requires a minimum of 18 term credits. All courses must be taken for academic credit to count towards the certficiate. Students must earn at least 2.75 GPA in the certificate. The certificate program length is flexible; however, the certificate must be completed within three years.
For students with prior training in toxicology or biostatistics, only "Public Health Toxicology" OR "Statistics for Laboratory Scientists I" may be waived.
The student must submit a Notification of Completion to the certificate's administrative contact after completing all of the certificate 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 course catalog to confirm when the courses are offered. The term and time may change from what is listed in the table below, and students should check for pre-requisites and whether instructor consent is required.
|Course No.||Course Title||No. Credits||Online Term||Campus Term|
All students are required to complete this free course befoe taking other online courses
Academic and Research Ethics in JHSPH
All students are required to complete this free online course during their first term of study
|180.601||Environmental Health||3||3||S, SI|
|- or -|
|180.609||Principles of Environmental Health I||4||-||1|
|187.610||Public Health Toxicology||4||2||1|
|140.615||Statistics for Laboratory Scientists I||4||-||3|
|187.625||Animals in Research: Law, Policy and Humane Science||2||S||-|
|187.650||Alternative Methods in Animal Testing||3||-||3|
|306.665||Research Ethics And Integrity: US and International Issues||3||-||3|
S = Summer Term
SI= Course is offered in the Summer Institute in Baltimore.
Name Courtney Mish
Gainful Employment Program Information
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