Public Health Economics
- Sponsoring department
- Educational Objectives
Upon completion of the core courses in the Public Health Economics Certificate Program, students will gain:
- General Knowledge in Public Health Economics
- Problem Identification and Evaluation
- Economic Evaluation
- Communication and Translation
- Intended Audience
The intended students for this certificate are students with an interest in public health economics in any graduate level program. Besides the Bloomberg School of Public Health, this certificate will be attractive to students from the medical school, nursing school, and the economics department in the School of Arts and Sciences. The certificate will interest public health professionals who are just beginning their career as well as mid-career professionals. Doctoral and masters level graduate students in Bloomberg will be eligible as well as medical students, nursing students and PhD students at the school of medicine as long as they are enrolled as special students for the certificate.
- Admissions Criteria
This certificate program requires a student to be either admitted to a Johns Hopkins University degree program or hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. Students not matriculated in School of Public Health must apply and be admitted as special student regular. The student will apply formally for the certificate and would be encouraged to do so in September of each year. They would not be allowed to apply any later than the first week of the term in which the final course leading to the certificate is offered. This application will include a recent copy of the student’s transcript and a general information form provided by the Public Health Economics certificate program. The application requirements along with the transcript should be sent directly to Dr. David Bishai (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Public Health Economics faculty meetings with a minimum quorum of 3 will evaluate and vote on applications of students to the certificate.
Course of Study
Student are required to take the following courses:
- 140.651 Methods in Biostatistics 1 (4 credits - 3rd term)
- 140.621 Statistical Methods In Public Health 1 (4 credits - 1st term)
- 140.652 Methods in Biostatistics 2 4 credits - 2nd term)
- 140.622 Statistical Methods in Public Health 2 (4 credits - 2nd term)
- 140.653 Methods in Biostatistics 3(4 credits - 3rd term)
- 140.623 Statistical Methods in Public Health 3 (4 credits - 3rd term)
- 140.654 Methods in Biostatistics 4(4 credits - 4th term)
- 140.624 Statistical Methods in Public Health 1(4 credits - 4th term)
- 313.642 Introduction to Microeconomics I (3 credits - 1st term)*
- 313.641 Health Economics [Note 1](3 credits - 2nd term)
- 313.631 Economic Evaluation II [Note 2](4 credits - 3rd term)
- 313.790 Economic Evaluation I (2 credits - 2nd term)
- 313.861 Public Health Economics Seminar (1 credit - Any Term)
*Students with prior economics experience can elect to replace 313.642 with other courses in health economics.
Students must choose 4 credits from the following elective courses,**
- 309.620 Managed Care and Health Insurance (3 credits - 3rd term)
- 313.644 Health Economics II (3 credits - 3rd term)
- 380.756 Poverty, Economic Development and Health (4 credits - 4th term)
- 380.658 Economics of the Family (2 credits - 4th term)
- 330.606 Economics of Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders(3 credits - 4th term)
- 221.644 Econometric Methods for Evaluation (4 credits -4th term)
- 309.670 Comparative Health Insurance (3 credits - 4th term)
- 300.651 Introduction to U.S. Healthcare System (4 credits - 4th term)
- 313.632 Economic Evaluation III (3 credits - 4th term)
- 313.670 Mathematical Microeconomics I (4 credits - 1st term)
All courses except 313.790 are offered on the East Baltimore Campus only.
Note 1 (Course 313.642 may be required because it is a prerequisite for 313.641). In certain circumstances the instructor for 641 permits waivers.
Note 2(for MBA students)Carey Business School's cost Benefit class can substitute for 5/6 of the Bloomberg class in economic evaluation, as far as the certificate is concerned.
Requirements for Successful Completion
The Public Health Economics Certificate requires 31 to 34 total credits. (It requires 34 credits if Introduction to Microeconomics is included and 31 if not.) The curriculum consists of 4 courses (16 credits) in biostatistics, 5 required courses (14 credits) in health economics and between 1-3 additional elective courses in health economics to supply an additional 4 credits. All certificate courses, except 313.861, must be taken for a grade and passed with a grade of b or better.