Public Health Preparedness
- Sponsoring department
- Educational Objectives
- 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.
- Intended Audience
This certificate is designed for degree-seeking BSPH students looking for specialized training in preparedness. The intended audience includes MSPH, MHS, DrPH and PhD students from across the School and MPH students not participating in the preparedness concentration.
- Admissions Criteria
This certificate is open to currently enrolled Johns Hopkins University students only. Students will apply for the certificate at the beginning of the term in which they are taking the last course required for the certificate. Certificate applications will be available from the HPM Academic Office. Students will complete the application and submit it along with a copy of their transcript to the HPM Academic Office. The HPM Academic Office will verify courses and GPA and will then report this information to the Office of Records and Registration for inclusion on the student's permanent transcript.
Course of Study
- 180.670 Introduction to Public Health Emergency Preparedness (3)
- 305.607 Public Health Practice (4)
- 317.600 Introduction to Risk Sciences and Public Policy (3)
Select 10 credits from the following list of approved courses:
- 187.610 Public Health Toxicology (4)
- 221.613 Introduction to Humanitarian Emergencies (2)
- 221.642 Mental Health Aspects of Disaster: Public Health Preparedness and Response (2)
- 223.680 Global Disease Control Programs and Policies (4)
- 223.687 Vaccine Policy Issues (3)
- 260.606.13 Major Global Infectious Diseases: Prospects for Control (2)
- 300.600.81 Introduction to Health Policy (4)
- 301.771 Communicating with the Media in a Crisis (1)
- 306.625 Ethical Issues in Health Policy: Public Health and Health Care (3)
- 306.650 Public Health and the Law (3)
- 340.651 Emerging Infections (2)
- 340.653 Epidemiologic Inference in Outbreak Investigations (3)
- 551.610 Foundations of Leadership (3)
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.