A. General Information 

The Post-baccalaureate Certificate in Global Health is designed to provide basic knowledge in global health delivery to those employed or seeking employment in positions requiring this knowledge or to individuals who desire this added credential. The University of Maryland’s School of Public Health is a leader in the discovery, application, and dissemination of public and global health knowledge in the state of Maryland, the nation, and the world. The School has specifically targeted programs, curricula, service and research dedicated to the understanding and improvement of global health.

This Global Health Certificate is offered to professionals who have earned a bachelor’s degree (with a 3.0 GPA) or higher degree.  Ideal candidates are seeking to add this credential to their professional portfolio (e.g., Commissioned Officers Foundation). The certificate consists of 9 required credits, and 3 credits of electives. It is anticipated that students will take one year (2 semesters plus summer/winter) to complete the certificate. Click here if you are not already a UMD student and interested in seeing the Admissions Requirements and the Admissions Process Information. For current UMD students interested in completing the certificate along with their graduate degree, please find more information here.

Global Health Certificate Program Plan

 Term

Course Title

Credits

Fall (required)
MIEH 605: Foundations of Global Health
3

Winter (required)

MIEH 620: Global Health Communication and Promotion

3

Spring (required)

MIEH 610: Global Health Program Planning and Evaluation

3

 Summer (elective; exact course may vary)

SPHL 401: History of Public Health

SPHL: 630: Global Health Diplomacy

SPHL 640: Social Marketing in Public Health

3

Course Descriptions

REQUIRED (9 credits)
MIEH 605: Foundations of Global Health: Explorations of theoretical frameworks and practical perspectives on issues shaping the global health panorama. Determinants examined through biological and epidemiological; social, cultural and economic; environmental and geographic; multi-section; legal and institutional perspectives with synopsis of how these issues are addressed by international and community organizations in developing countries.

MIEH 610: Global Health Program Planning and Evaluation: Development of health program and evaluation plans to address health problems in international settings. Linking a tactical program plan to overall health problems of a nation, including policy issues involved in assessment, budgeting, and evaluation to determine effectiveness.

MIEH 620: Global Health Communication and Promotion: Critical components involved in developing, implementing, and evaluating health/population promotion and communication interventions. Emphasis given to various approaches and theories as well as how to incorporate those dimensions into practice. Techniques for developing and evaluating health/population communication strategies that include formative and quantitative research.

ELECTIVES (3 credits) 

SPHL 401: History of Public Health: History of public health in western world from antiquity to the present. Examines the development of public health institutions, policies and methods. Specific attention given to the history of major infectious diseases and epidemics, as well as to the evolution of public health’s concern with the effect of environment, nutrition, lifestyle behavior, and other factors on health and disease. Attention devoted to the connection between public health in the Western world and that of developing countries.

SPHL 630: Global Health Diplomacy: Focus on the interplay of health assistance and foreign policy from a broad range of perspectives including economic, historical, political, social, and cultural. Development of skills to understand and deal with globalization, resource inequities, health disparities, and post-conflict health crises.

SPHL 640: Social Marketing in Public Health: Examine public health communication theory broadly with specific emphasis on public health, including social marketing campaign design, best practices for implementation, and evaluation methodology. Includes applied techniques for domestic and international markets as well as proper tools for optimal health impact through study design, message development, media campaigns and supplemental case reviews.

 

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