Curriculum

The courses below are offered during the May session of the Public Health Institute. The certificate requires a minimum of 12 credits.

See Detailed Curriculum Sheet (PDF)

Required Courses

  • PubH 7223, Concepts of Disaster Behavioral Health (1 cr)
  • PubH 7200, Incident Management System: The Public Health Role (1 cr)
  • PubH 7221, Planning for Urgent Threats (1 cr)
  • PubH 7214, Principles of Risk Communication (1 cr)
  • PubH 7225, Communication and Information Technology Tools for Public Health Preparedness (1 cr)
  • PubH 7226, Media Relations Practicum: Mass Media Coverage of Risk (1 cr)
  • PubH 5230, Emergency Preparedness (2 cr, offered online)
  • PubH 7200, Disaster 101: A Preparedness Exercise (1 cr)

Electives

Students must take at least one course from each of the following groups:

Group 1:

  • PubH 7231, Surveillance of Foodborne Pathogens in Humans (1 cr) OR
  • PubH 7230, Any topic in Infectious Disease OR
  • PubH 7217 Advances in Molecular Epidemiological Analysis (1 cr)

Group 2:

  • PubH 7200, Legal Considerations for Public Health Emergencies (1 cr) OR
  • PubH 6711 Public Health Law (2 cr)

Students select from the courses above and the following list (not all inclusive) of electives to complete the required number of credits. This list of electives may change from year to year:

  • PubH 7233, Food System Defense: Vulnerabilities in the Food System and How to Close Them (1.5 cr)
  • PubH 7200, Best Practices in Emergency Response (1 cr)
  • PubH 7200, Designing for Disaster (1 cr)
  • PubH 7200, Global Food Safety System Leadership (1 cr)
  • PubH 7200, Fundamentals in Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (1 cr)
  • PubH 7200, Introduction to GIS (1 cr)
  • PubH 7230, Any topic in Infectious Disease
  • PubH 7210, Any topic in Global Food Systems

Sample Schedule

Year one, May session – Public Health Institute
PubH 7214, Principles of Risk Communication (1 cr)
PubH 7225, Communication & Information Tech Tools for Public Health (1 cr)
PubH 7226, Media Relations Practicum: Mass Media Coverage of Risk (1 cr)
PubH 7223, Concepts of Disaster Behavioral Health (1 cr)
PubH 7221, Planning for Urgent Threats (1 cr)

Year one, fall
HINF 5510, Applied Health care Databases (3 cr, offered online)

Year two, spring
HINF 5520, Clinical Informatics (2 cr, offered online)

Year two, May session – Public Health Institute
PubH 7200, Incident Management System: The Public Health Role (1 cr)
PubH 7200, Pandemic Influenza Planning (1 cr)

Students may start the certificate any term. Credits completed in the certificate program can become part of an MPH degree. Current MPH students may augment their degree with this certificate with approval from their advisors.

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