Public Health Preparedness
Important Notice: This certificate program is not accepting applications for the 2014-15 academic year
Students who would like tobe 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 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 certificate 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
The certificate is open to masters and doctoral students currently enrolled in any division of The Johns Hopkins University.
Bloomberg School of Public Health masters, doctoral, and post-doctoral students are not required to submit a formal application through the Admissions Office, but they are required to complete a short application and submit it to the Administrative Contact. The certificate application includes a CV, a statement of purpose vis-à-vis the certificate, and written approval from the student's academic advisor to pursue the certificate. Applicants are also encouraged to contact one of the certificate faculty sponsors by email in order to receive advice on selecting courses.
All other Johns Hopkins University masters and doctoral students must apply to the program using the school's online application before October 1 of the year in which they will begin taking certificate courses. The certificate application includes a CV, a statement of purpose vis-à-vis the certificate, and written approval from the student's academic advisor to pursue the certificate. The application does not require scores from the GRE, TOEFL, or ILETS. The certificate program will review the applications and notify each applicant of its admissions decision. Only those approved and notified by the certificate admissions committee may earn the certificate.
Course of Study
|Course No.||Course Title||No. Credits||Online Term||Campus Term|
|180.670||Introduction to Public Health Emergency Preparedness||3||-||4, F|
|305.607||Public Health Practice||4||4||2|
|317.600||Introduction to Risk Sciences and Public Policy||4||3||1|
|Elective Courses (Select 10 credits from the following list)|
|187.610||Public Health Toxicology||4||2||1|
|221.613||Introduction to Humanitarian Emergencies||2||-||1|
|221.642||Mental Health Aspects of Disaster: Public Health Preparedness and Response||2||-||4|
|223.680||Global Disease Control Programs and Policies||4||2||4|
|223.687||Vaccine Policy Issues||3||-||3, F|
|260.606.||Major Global Infectious Diseases: Prospects for Control||2||-||W|
|300.600.||Introduction to Health Policy||4||1||-|
|301.771||Communicating with the Media in a Crisis||1||-||S|
|306.625||Ethical Issues in Health Policy: Public Health and Health Care||3||-||2|
|306.650||Public Health and the Law||3||-||3|
|340.653||Epidemiologic Inference in Outbreak Investigations||3||-||4|
|551.610||Foundations of Leadership||3||-||2,3,S,SI, DrPH|
W = Course offered in the Winter Intersession
F = Course offered in the Fall Institute in Barcelona, Spain
S = Course offered in the Summer Term
SI = Course offered in the Summer Institute
DrPh = Course restricted to DrPh Students
Requirements for Successful Completion
Requirements for successful completion: All students are required to complete the three core courses (10 credits) and an additional 10 credits from the list of approved courses for a total of 20 credits to complete the certificate. Core courses required for this certificate may not be waived or substituted. All courses must be taken for academic credit/letter grade, and students must obtain an overall GPA of 3.0 in the 20 credits in order to receive the certificate.
Gainful Employment Program Information
In accordance with US Department of Education regulations, the JHU Bloomberg School of Public Health is required to disclose graduation rate data, median loan debt data, and other select information for all Title IV eligible gainful employment programs. To see the most recent data available for this gainful employment program, please view the attached disclosure.
Note: Fewer than 10 students graduated from this program in the 2012-13 academic year. Therefore, in accordance with US Department of Education guidelines on student privacy, the on-time completion rate and median loan debt data are not published. The restrictions imposed by the current US Department of Education online disclosure form limit the number of jobs related to this program that can be displayed in this disclosure: the job(s) listed here represent only a sample of the jobs related to the program.
The certificate is offered to Johns Hopkins University graduate and post-doctoral students (including physicians completing residency or fellowship programs) who are Tinterested in Public Health Preparedness.
- The certificate program length is flexible; it varies from student to student, however, the certificate must be completed within three years. Students do not need to be enrolled in a certificate course during consecutive terms. The number of certificate course credits taken may range from zero to 22 per term. Degree students earn the certificate simultaneously with their degree program and determine the number of credits taken each term with advisor approval. Full-time degree students are able to complete the certificate within one academic year.
- Tuition, application fee, and book costs are subject to change from one academic year to another academic year.
- Completion rates will be tracked beginning in academic year 2012-2013.
- The Council of Public Health Education which accredits schools of public health does not require schools to track job placement rates for certificate programs