Academic Programs Catalog

College of Human Medicine

Public Health - Graduate Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Public Health is designed to provide students with an overview of the core disciplines, a basis for understanding the breadth and scope of the public health field.  Public health differs from clinical medicine in its focus on populations and emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention.  Public health activities such as health education, control of communicable diseases, application of sanitary measures and environmental monitoring contribute to the health status of communities.  Core public health disciplines include biostatistics, epidemiology, health policy and management, social and behavioral sciences, and environmental health sciences. The certificate is available only online.

Requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Public Health

1. Complete all of the following courses (18 credits):
HM 801 Introduction to Public Health 3
HM 802 Biostatistics for Public Health 3
HM 803 Epidemiology for Public Health 3
HM 804 Public Health Administration 3
HM 805 Social and Behavioral Aspects of Public Health 3
HM 806 Environmental Factors of Health 3