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Training Certificate in Public Health Practice

Overview

Educational Objectives

The certificate recipient will be able to:

- Identify, analyze and use available disease and behavioral surveillance data;
- Apply leadership in the management of health systems organizations;
- Communicate effectively to constituencies both within and outside of the health system;
- Determine public health information needs;
- Use appropriate basic statistical, demographic, and epidemiologic techniques to evaluate data with attention to quality control issues;
 - Support state and local public health agency efforts in assessing health needs, quality of services, and strategies for health services research;
- Identify and help fill needs for information and responses to new threats to public health.


Intended Audience

- Members of the public health workforce who seek formal education and training in public health principles, problem solving skills, quantitative methods, social and behavioral determinants of disease, organization and management of health programs, and preparation for new and emerging threats to the health of the public. - Public health practitioners interested in obtaining the Master of Public Health degree in the part-time and internet-based programs of the School may apply the course credits of the Certificate upon application and admission to the MPH program. - Matriculated degree candidates are not eligible for this certificate. - This program is intended to be taken on a part-time basis. Most of the courses are available on the internet.

Admissions Criteria

Bachelor's degree with at least one college level biology course and one college level math or statistics course; a strong record of successful academic performance.
No more than 8 credits may be accrued before submission of an application to the certificate program, complete with all supporting documents. Matriculated students must begin the program within one year of admission unless granted a deferment.
To apply, please go to
the admissions application.

Course of Study

Course No.Coursse TitleNo. CreditsOnline TermCampus Term
Required Courses:
550.608Problem Solving in Public Health *4-SI, W, F
305.607Public Health Practice442
Required Epidemiology Courses: Fundamentals of Epidemiology I and II or Principles of Epidemiology
550.694  & 550.695Fundamentals of Epidemiology I and II**61-
340.601Principles of Epidemiology **5-1, S, SI
Required Social and Behavioral Courses: Students must select one course
410.616Social and Behavioral Aspects of Public Health4-SI
380.604Life Course Perspectives on Health411
410.650Introduction to Persuasive Communications: Theories and Practice4-2, W
Elective Courses: At least 6 credits must be taken
410.620Program Planning for Health Behavior Change341, W
300.600 Introduction to Health Policy4-1
551.601Managing Health Services Organizations4-3
180.620Food Production, Public Health and the Environment42-
220.601Introduction to International Health441
222.637Health Information Systems???

  *NOTE: This course should be taken first.
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*It is recommended that the required EPI course be satisfied as early as possible in the program.

S = Course offered in the summer term
SI = Course offered in the summer institute
W = Coursse offered in the winter institute 


Requirements for Successful Completion

Successful completion of all required courses, with a minimum grade of C in the Epidemiology course, and at least six credits of elective courses. Overall GPA must be a minimum of 2.75. In addition, all students must complete the online Introduction to Academic Ethics module within the first two terms of enrollment.

The Certificate must be completed within two years of entry to the program.

More Detailed Information

Contact Information

Faculty Sponsor
Name
Thomas Burke
Phone 410-614-4587
Email tburke@jhsph.edu

Faculty Co-Sponsor
Name
Sukon Kanchanaraksa
Phone 410-223-1851
Email skanchan@jhsph.edu

Administrative Contact
Name
Felicity Turner
Phone 410-955-5595
Email fturner@jhsph.edu


 

Gainful Employment Program Information

Certificate NameTraining Certificate in Public Health Practice1
  
CIP Code512201
  
Credential LevelPost-Baccalaureate Certificate
  
Occupations and SOC Codes11-9110  Medical and Health Services Managers
 11-9150  Social and Community Service Managers
 11-9160  Emergency Management Directors
 19-3000/4000   Social Science Professions
View O*Net occupational profiles21-1000  Community snd Social Service Professions
http://www.onetonline.org/find29-0000  Health Care Practitioners
  
Program Duration
Minimum Number of Term Credits Required23 term credits.  Each term is 8 weeks in duration.
Weeks232 (please read footnote)
  
Program Costs3 
Tuition and FeesThe tuition and fees paid by full-time Johns Hopkins University degree students cover the tuition cost of the certificate program. Tuition is $954 per term credit for part-time degree students ($21,942 for 23 term credits) plus a one-time application fee of $45 (Academic Year 2013-2014).
Books and Supplies$400 (estimated)
  
On-time Completion Rate40 student earned the certificate in academic year 2012-2013
  
Job Placement Rate5Not required
  
Median Loan Debt upon Program Completion (AY 2013 -2014)
Title IV Debt$0.00
Private Educational Loan Debt$0.00
Institutional Financing Debt$0.00
  1. The certificate is offered to Johns Hopkins University graduate and post-doctoral students (including physicians completing residency or fellowship programs) who are interested in adolescent health.
  2. 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.
  3. Tuition, application fee, and book costs are subject to change from one academic year to another academic year.
  4. Completion rates will be tracked beginning in academic year 2012-2013.
  5. The Council of Public Health Education which accredits schools of public health does not require schools to track job placement rates for certificate programs.