- Sponsoring department
- Educational Objectives
On completion of the Certificate in Injury Control, the student will:
- Be able to describe the importance of injury as a public health problem;
- Be able to describe the epidemiology of major injury problems;
- Be familiar with important sources of data for injury research;
- Be able to use problem-solving methodology to identify and develop appropriate intervention strategies;
- Be familiar with evaluation methods appropriate for injury interventions;
- Have acquired in-depth knowledge of at least one injury problem and one type of intervention strategy;
- Have demonstrated ability to develop, synthesize, and apply this knowledge by compiling an integrated program plan to address an injury problem of interest to them.
- Intended Audience
Students currently enrolled in a masters or doctoral degree program at the Bloomberg School of Public Health or non-degree students who have a graduate degree from an accredited school of public health.
- Admissions Criteria
Current students must apply for the certificate no later than two terms prior to their expected certificate completion date. Certificate applications may be obtained from the HPM portal page or from the Center for Injury Prevention and Policy. The completed application form must be submitted to the Program Office (Hampton House 5th floor) no later than two terms before the expected completion date.
Non-degree students (special students) who want to take the certificate program are required to submit an application through the admissions office. A graduate degree from an accredited school of public health is required for admission. Applicants apply for special student regular status, in the Department of Health Policy and Management. Applicants must provide copies of their graduate transcripts and a statement of purpose. The application will be reviewed by a committee of faculty who will determine whether to admit or reject.
Course of Study
- 305.610 Issues in Injury Control and Violence Prevention
- 305.670 Principles and Practice of Injury Control
- 305.612 Epidemiologic Methods in Injury Control
- 305.613 Design and Evaluation of Community Health and Safety Interventions
- 305.861 Graduate Seminar in Injury Research and Policy (2 terms)
Must complete one of these courses on specific injury problems:
- 221.612 Confronting the Burden of Injuries: A Global Perspective
- 301.627 Understanding and Preventing Violence
- 305.615 Occupational Injury Prevention and Safety
- 305.630 Policy, Politics and Transportation Safety
- 330.674 Suicide as a Public Health Problem
Must complete two of the courses listed below in injury control methods:
- 300.712 HP II: Public Health Policy Formation
- 301.645 Health Advocacy
- 306.650 Public Health and the Law
- 309.630 Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Systems
- 317.600 Introduction to the Risk Sciences and Public Policy
- 410.620 Fundamentals of Health Education and Health Promotion
- 410.625 Injury and Violence Prevention: Behavioral Sciences Theories and Applications
- 410.650 Introduction to Persuasive Communications: Theories and Practice
- 410.651 Communication Strategies for Health Education and Health Promotion
Requirements for Successful Completion
In addition to the 4 required courses, students must complete at least 1 course in a specific content area of injury and at least 2 courses related to 1 or more injury control strategies. Except for the Graduate Seminar, students must take all courses for certificate credit for a letter grade, and receive a grade of ''B'' or better in each of these courses. Students must successfully complete at least 18 credit hours among the required and elective courses.