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Ohio University Graduate Catalog 2015-2017 
Ohio University Graduate Catalog 2015-2017 [Archived Catalog]

Global Health Certificate

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Certificate Name and Number: Global Health - CTGLHG

Department/Unit: College of Health Sciences and Profession

Delivery Mode: Online

Certificate Overview:  Recent pandemics (HIV, SARS, avian influenza) are just one indicator of the increasingly globalized nature of health and health care. Demand for global health education and experience has increased as governmental and nongovernmental agencies call for global health personnel.­ Professionals trained to address underserved populations are especially needed.­ Increased migration and disease proliferation require that healthcare providers, at home and abroad, become comfortable with different cultures, global health issues and diseases.

Opportunities upon Completion: Governmental and non-governmental organizations both domestically and internationally that deal with global health issues, such as: immigrant/migrant health organizations, multi-lateral organizations (e.g. WHO), disaster relief organizations, ministries of health, policy makers, funding organizations, and clinical organizations.

Link to Certificate: http://www.ohio.edu/globalhealth/educational-opportunities/gradcertificate.cfm

Graduation Requirements: The Global Health Certificate Program is a 19 credit hour program that offers a unique inter-professional opportunity for graduate students interested in gaining a global perspective on healthcare through coursework and a 2-week capstone/field experience.  Upon applying for graduation (for degree-seeking students) or completion of the certificate requirements (for non-degree students), you must contact the program coordinator for verification of completion and the awarding of the certificate.

Required Courses:

  • HSP 5210 Foundations of Global Health (3)
  • HSP 5222 Comparative Health Systems (3)

Choose 1 of the following:

  • HTLH 5120 International Health Programming (3)
  • HSP 5521 Global Health Research and Services (3)
  • HSP 5530 Program Planning in a Global Health Setting (3)

Choose 6 credit hours among the following:

  • ANTH 5450 Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective (3)
  • ANTH 5550 Medical Anthropology (3)
  • ANTH 5800 Cultures of South Asia (3)
  • ANTH 5810 Cultures of Sub-Saharan Africa (3)
  • ANTH 5830 Cultures of Latin America (3)
  • ANTH 5850 Cultures of Southeast Asia (3)
  • ANTH 5860 Problems in Southeast Asian Anthropology (3)
  • ECON 5150 Economics of Health Care (4)
  • EH 6010 Climate Change and Public Health (3)
  • GEOG 5310 Geography of Africa (4)
  • GEOG 5350 Geography of Latin America (4)
  • GEOG 5380 Geography of Asia (4)
  • GEOG 5410 Geography of Hunger & Food Security (4)
  • GEOG 5450 Gender, Environment, and Development (4)
  • HLTH 5120 International Health Programming (3)
  • HLTH 6150 Maternal and Child Health in Africa (3)
  • HLTH 6170 HIV/AIDS in Africa (3)
  • HLTH 6710 Public Health Concepts (3)
  • HLTH 6760 Environmental Health Sciences in Public Health (3)
  • INST 5910 Special Topics in Africa: Contemporary Issues in Africa African Child Studies (3)
  • SOC 5810 Environmental Sociology (3)
  • WGS 5100 Global Feminisms (4)
  • WGS 5110 Women and Globalization (4)

Global Health Capstone Experience (HSP 5931 and HSP 5911): The capstone experience is a service, clinical or research project integrating aspects of global health that impact developing country populations (2 credit hours each).

Admission Requirements: The Certificate program will accept students in two categories: (1) those who have been admitted to an advanced-degree program at Ohio University and (2) those who possess a bachelor’s or advanced degree but are not currently in a degree program at Ohio University.

  1. Students who have already been admitted to an advanced degree program at Ohio University (degree-seeking graduate students) need to complete an Application for Update of Graduate Academic Program. This application can be obtained online or in-person from the Graduate College. The completed application, including the signature of an advisor and the certificate/program coordinator, should be submitted to the Graduate College office at Ohio University.
  2. To apply for the Certificate as a non-degree student, you must submit an application, Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score, post-secondary transcripts, an essay on career goals and objectives, a resume, and three letters of recommendation and submit to this package to the Graduate College.

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