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Students admitted to an on-campus degree program can augment their studies by participating in a supplemental program. These programs are designed so they can be completed without adding additional credits.
Entails a minimum of 13 credits of coursework focusing on public health issues resulting from the globalization of the world's economies, cultures, production systems, transnational policies, and increasingly shared environments. An application is not required to take courses towards completion of the Global Health Certificate.
Provides UM SPH students with the training and experience necessary to help address the problem of health care associated infections (HAIs). In addition to the 3 required core classes and 2 electives, CHIP participants will be given preference for infection control internships in Michigan.
In response to demand for professionals with knowledge and skills in both information science and public health, the U-M School of Information (SI) and UM SPH have partnered to offer a graduate certificate in Health Informatics. The program combines SPH's expertise in epidemiology, health management and policy, health behavior and health education with SI's expertise in the design and evaluation of information systems and services. An application for the certificate is not required, but students must meet with the Health Informatics Program Manager to develop an academic plan for certificate completion.
Offers a unique educational experience while addressing the biology, technology, applications, responsibilities, and issues of genetics information, which will play an increasing role in our understanding of health and disease. An application is not required to take courses toward completion of the Public Health Genetics Certificate.
Risk Science and Human Health Certificate (new in Fall 2012)
The Graduate Certificate in Risk Science and Human Health is designed to equip students from various backgrounds with a basic understanding of how to begin addressing increasingly complex human health risks in a rapidly changing technological, social, economic, and political landscape. A short application form is required.
In 2012, UM SPH began sponsoring certification in Responsible Conduct of Research and Scholarship (RCRS) for all students and postdoctoral fellows. It is the largest training initiative in the history of the school, according to Associate Dean for Research Al Franzblau. It is also a far-reaching federal mandate. He explains:
"Receipt of federal funds (such as from the National Institutes for Health, our biggest source of external funding) mandates training in RCRS. Our school considers training in ethical and responsible conduct to be part of the educational foundation for all public health professionals."
Successful completion of RCRS certification can also set UM SPH alumni ahead of peers from other institutions as they leave the school to compete for employment opportunities or pursue advanced degrees.
Certificates of completion will be issued to all students when they have participated in each of the eight different RCRS topic sessions:
Contact Diana Ha (email@example.com, 734-647-6295) for assistance with the RCRS required training.
Risk Science and Human Health (new in Fall 2012)