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Bioethics and Health Policy

Overview

Students interested in supplementing their degree program with the development and use of bioethics knowledge and skills should consider enrollment in this program.

Educational Objectives

  1. To develop students' ability to recognize and analyze a moral problem in public health practice, research, and health policy
  2. To develop students' ability to further public policy debate concerning moral problems in public health practice, research, and health policy.

Eligibility

The certificate is open to masters and doctoral students currently enrolled in any division of The Johns Hopkins University.

Admissions Process

Applicants must review the How to Apply page for important deadlines and information about the application process, including links to the declaration of intent forms that current JHSPH students must complete.

The certificate program's review committee will review the applications and notify each applicant of their admissions decision.

Requirement for Successful Completion

The certificate program requires a minimum of 19 term credits.  All required and elective courses must be taken for a letter grade. Students must earn a GPA of 2.75 or higher for the certificate courses.  All courses must be completed within a three year period.

The student should review the section of the website that addresses completion before completing certificate program requirements.  The student's transcripts will not indicate that the certificate was earned until the Notification of Completion form 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 some courses are only offered every other year.  Students should also check for pre-requisites and whether instructor consent is required.

Course No.

Course Title

No. Credits

Online Term

Campus Term

 

Introduction to Online Learning

All students are required to complete this free course before taking other online courses.

0

1,2,3,4

Summer

-

550.860

Academic and Research Ethics at JHSPH

All students are required to complete this free online course during their first term of study.

0

1,2,3,4

Summer

-

Core Courses (10 credits required)

300.840Special Studies in Health Policy and Management 1*-1,2,3,4,S

306.625

Ethical Issues in Health Policy: Public Health and Health Care

3

-

2

306.655

Ethical Issues in Public Health

3

-

4

306.665

Research Ethics and Integrity: US and International Issues

3

-

3

Elective Courses (minimum of 9 credits)

187.625Animals in Research: Law, Policy and Humane Sciences24-
221.616Ethics of Public Health Practice in Developing Countries244

306.650

Public Health and the Law

3

-

3

306.663

Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Services Management

3

-

4

340.683

Human Rights for Public Health Practitioners

2

-

3

415.624

Ethical, Legal and Social Implications in Genetics and Genomics Over Time

3

-

4**

700.601Foundations of Bioethics I3-1
700.602Topics in Bioethics3 2
700.603Moral Theory for Bioethics3-1
700.604Methods in Bioethics3-2
700.621Ethics in Clinical Practice: Fundamentals, Problems, and Approaches31-
700.622Bioethics, Human Rights, and Global Health3-1
700.623Ethics of Healthcare Decision-making: Theory and Practice3-2
700.624Bioethics and Infectious Disease: Ethical, Legal, and Human Rights Issues3-4
700.625Bioethics and the Law3--

*Students must attend 8 Johns Hopkins Berman Institute Sponsored Seminars over the time period they complete the certificate. Students will enroll for one unit credit during the term they expect to complete this requirement.

**Offered every other year.
 

Contact Information

Sponsoring Department
Health Policy and Management


Certificate Program Contact
Name Pamela Davis
Phone 410.614.1580

Email HPM_Certificates@jhu.edu

Faculty Sponsor
Name Holly Taylor