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Program Overview

The Graduate Certificate in Public Health (GCPH) is an online program designed to enhance the preparation of public health professionals not currently prepared in a public health academic specialty, and provide a broad introduction to public health for students. The GCPH is open to applicants with a bachelor’s degree in any discipline.

There is an identified urgent and ongoing need for suitable public health preparation in the current workforce. The GCPH will provide you an exceptional foundation that will enhance your marketable public health expertise, improve your professional flexibility and mobility, and provide core public health competencies.

Core Competencies

Students graduating from this program will be able to:

  • Use principles of statistical inference for critical reading and interpretation of reports of statistical analysis and of public health problems;
  • Apply epidemiologic methods to identify patterns of disease and injury;
  • Analyze the environmental and occupational impacts on the health of a population;
  • Identify and analyze major issues in health services and systems associated with the delivery, quality and costs of health care;
  • Communicate theoretical principles, constructs, and models used to understand and affect the behavioral aspects of health.

Contact

Program Coordinator – Josh Hodsden, MBA
503-494-1158

Program Director – Elizabeth Waddell, PhD
503-494-3732

 
 
 

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