The Certificate in Public Health Preparedness & Disaster Response is focused on the learning and practice of skills needed to protect and promote the health of communities during natural disasters, bio-terrorist incidents, infectious disease outbreaks and emergent public health threats.
The program is interdisciplinary and prepares trainees in the planning, response, recovery, and mitigation of disaster impact.
By pursuing this 15 credit certificate, you'll acquire foundational skills in domestic preparedness; response and recovery focused on recognition, evaluation and control of hazards; as well as public health practice-related skills in communication, management, and surveillance during disasters. Upon completion of the certificate, you'll have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to design, conduct, analyze, and evaluate emergency response and emergency management programs in the 21st century.
||Introduction to Public Health Emergency Preparedness
||Summer, Spring, Online|
||International Disasters and Global Humanitarianism
||Public Health Emergency & Disaster Responder
||See list below
*EHOH 6622 must be taken before EHOH 6626.
Students enroll in 6 credit hours of approved electives.
||Intro to Environmental & Occupational Health
||Introduction to Environmental & Occupational Toxicology
||Environmental & Occupational Epidemiology
||Health Effects & Exposure Assessment
||Risk Analysis & Risk-based Decision-Making
||International Travel & Health
|Climate Change and Health
Disasters, Climate Change, and Health
||Global Health & Disaster Course
||Health & Human Rights
||Public Health Administration
||Ethical & Legal Issues in Public Health
||Comparative Health Systems
||Program Planning & Evaluation
||Investigation in Disease Outbreaks
By pursing the Certificate in Public Health Preparedness & Disaster Response, you will learn to:
- Develop public policy using a systems framework;
- Create public health disaster interventions based on the dimensions of community and culture;
- Apply principles of hazard analysis and incident management;
- Apply skills in disaster readiness planning and response coordination;
- Assess and apply basic public health science principles;
- Understand political, legal, psychological, and social aspects of disasters;
- Apply program management and communications principles;
- Understand emergency preparedness core competencies for all public health workers.
Certificate students are not guaranteed admission to the MPH program
A maximum of 21 Certificate credits may transfer into the MPH program. Of this 21, no more than 9 credits may be from coursework taken as a non-degree student prior to program matriculation. Students should consult the MPH handbook for additional information.
If an MPH student completes the certificate concurrently, no more than 9 credits can count toward both programs.