Public Health Preparedness
Important Notice: This certificate program is not accepting applications for the 2013-14 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 Johsn 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
|Certificate Name||Public Health Preparedness1|
|Credential Level||Post-Baccalaureate Certificate|
|Occupations and SOC Codes||11-9110 Medical and Health Services Managers|
|11-9150 Social and Community Service Managers|
|19-1040 Medical Scientists|
|19-2040 Environmental Scientists|
|View O*Net occupational profiles||11-9160 Emergency Management Directors|
|http://www.onetonline.org/find||29-0000 Health Care Practitioners|
|Minimum Number of Term Credits Required||20 term credits. Each term is 8 weeks in duration.|
|Weeks2||32 (please read footnote)|
|Tuition and Fees||The tuition and fees paid by full-time Johns Hopkins University degree students cover the tuition cost of the certificate program.|
Tuition is $923 per term credit for part-time degree students ($18,460 for 20 term credits) plus a one-time application fee of $45 (Academic Year 2012-2013)
|Books and Supplies||$400 (estimated)|
|On-time Completion Rate4||5 students earned the certificate in academic year 2010-2011|
|Job Placement Rate5||Not required|
|Median Loan Debt upon Program Completion (AY 2011 -2012)|
|Title IV Debt||$0.00|
|Private Educational Loan Debt||$0.00|
|Institutional Financing Debt||$0.00|
- The certificate is offered to Johns Hopkins University graduate and post-doctoral students (including physicians completing residency or fellowship programs) who are interested 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