This certificate program is designed to provide training in tropical medicine and related public health issues through a multidisciplinary approach. It is also designed to prepare participants for working with current and emerging health problems in developing countries and health problems of travelers. This program focuses broadly on issues of tropical health and on clinical tropical medicine. Toward the program’s conclusion, students will have acquired a strong scientific basis for preventing, diagnosis, treating, and controlling tropical health problems. The curriculum will consist of
- Specific tropical diseases and detailed case studies stressing diagnosis, treatment, and the implementation of preventive control measures
- Recent advances in diagnostic methodologies
- Human behavior associated with the transmission of infection and of local perceptions of the disease
- Laboratory sessions focusing on diagnostic methods for identification of blood, intestinal, and tissue parasites as well as their vectors.
Sessions include practical lab experience in parasitology and diagnosis.
Johns Hopkins University graduate students and staff; health professionals; other individuals with an interest in tropical medicine. JHSPH MAS students are not eligible to apply until they have completed their primary degree program.
Applicants must review the How to Apply page for important deadlines and information about the application process, including links to the declaration of intent forms that current JHSPH students must complete. The certificate program's review committee will review the applications and notify each applicant of their admissions decision. Only those approved and notified by the certificate admissions may earn the certificate.
Requirements for Successful Completion
A minimum of 18 credits is required for completion. All required and elective courses must be taken for a letter grade; a minimum grade of C is required in all certificate coursework and students must maintain a 2.75 or better overall GPA for all certificate coursework.
The certificate program length is flexible; however, the certificate must be completed within three years.
The student should review the section of the website that addresses completion before completing certificate program requirements.The student's transcript will not indicate that the certificate was earned until the Notification of Completion has been submitted, verified by the certificate program and processed by the Registrar.
Course of Study
Students should check the course catalog to confirm when the courses are offered. The term and time may change from what is listed in the table below. Students should also check for prerequisites and whether instructor consent is required.
Requirements for Successful Completion
|Course No.||Course Title||No. Credits||Online Term||Campus Term|
|Students should complete 18 credits from the coursework listed below:|
|182.626||Issues for Water and Sanitation in Tropical Environmental Health||2||-||3|
|223.660||Tropical Medicine and Parasitology||4||-||W|
|223.667||Chronic Disease in Low and Middle Income Countries||4||-||SI|
|223.682||Clinical and Epidemiologic Aspects of Tropical Diseases||4||2||4|
|223.684||Vector Borne Diseases in the Tropics||4||-||SI|
|223.685||HIV, TB and other Chronic Infections||4||-||SI|
|223.686||Child and Public Health in the Tropics||4||-||SI,W|
|223.688||Intestinal Infections in the Tropics||4||-||SI|
|224.691||Qualitative Data Analysis||3||-||4|
|260.631||Immunology, Infection and Disease||3||-||2|
|260.635||Biology of Parasitism||5||-||2|
|260.650||Vector Biology and Vector-Borne Diseases||3||-||3|
|340.693||Investigation of Outbreaks||2||-||SI|
SI = Course offered in the Summer Institute
W = Course offered in the Winter Institute
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At this time non-degree students enrolling in this certificate program are not eligible for federal aid. You may, however, pursue private education loans to assist you in meeting your program costs. Contact our Financial Aid Office with any questions