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 Global Health Certificate provides knowledge of issues, policies, and practices in global health that enables individuals (many of whom do not have public health backgrounds) to work effectively in agencies and programs providing global health services. As an area for study, research, and practice, global health emphasizes translational health issues, synthesizing population-based prevention with evidenced based, community supported initiatives.
The Global Health Certificate requires completion of four courses (12 credits), three of which are required and a fourth of which is an elective. The core curriculum includes foundational aspects of global health, communication and promotion, and program planning and evaluation. The elective topics include history, diplomacy and/or social marketing in Public Health. Seminar-style, face-to-face instruction is offered at the University of Maryland Shady Grove (USG) campus. For more information about the Shady Grove location, including campus map, directions, and parking, click here.
The Global Health Certificate is offered through the University of Maryland’s School of Public Health, 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 of Public Health has specifically targeted programs, curricula, service and research dedicated to the understanding and improvement of global health.
The goals of the Global Health Certificate are to:
- Interpret health issues occurring globally in a Public Health context
- Analyze the impact of environment, culture, politics, economics, health care systems and social change on global health issues.
- Compare and contrast behavior change communication, social marketing, and social mobilization in a global health context.
- Develop an intervention for a global health problem to include needs assessment, design, implementation/management plan, and evaluation.
- Evaluate the role of social inequalities and human rights issues in the reduction of disease and promotion of health in the global society.
Upon successful completion of the Global Health Certificate, students will be able to analyze and critically assess a specific global health problem in a developing country, and develop an intervention for a global health problem.