2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
    Jun 19, 2019  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Global Health Certificate

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Medicine, Boonshoft School of

Program Description:

Global health is interdisciplinary involving political, cultural, economic and environmental considerations that affect the health of communities and individuals around the world. The goal of global health is to promote population health, safety and well-being, and to eliminate health and social disparities worldwide. Global health professionals develop innovative solutions to challenging health problems, particularly in resource-limited environments.

Admission Requirements:

The Certificate Program requires acceptance by the Graduate School as a non-degree student. A supplemental department application along with a two-page personal statement is also required.  Students must have earned at minimum a baccalaureate degree from an accredited University.  Degree-seeking students currently enrolled in the MPH program are eligible to take the required courses and earn the Certificate.

Program Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify strategies that strengthen community capabilities for overcoming barriers to health and well-being.
  • Exhibit interpersonal skills that demonstrate willingness to collaborate, trust building abilities, and respect for other perspectives.
  • Identify and respond with integrity and professionalism to ethical issues in diverse economic, political, and cultural contexts.
  • Apply the health equity and social justice framework for the analysis of strategies to address health disparities across different populations.
  • Critically appraise evaluation and research related to global health.
  • Enhance socio-cultural and political awareness.
  • Apply systems thinking to analyze a diverse range of complex and interrelated factors shaping health at local, national, and international levels.


Program Requirements:

Students may choose to complete the Global Health Certificate with three courses and a global health practicum (11 credits) or three courses without the practicum (9 credits).The 11 credits option is more appropriate for those pursuing a global health career because it includes a global health practicum. The Certificate Director can provide guidance regarding the most suitable path for the student to follow based on future career plans.

Required Courses: 6 Hours

Electives: 3 Hours

All Wright State graduate courses that complement what is learned in CMH7710 (Global Health) and CMH7720 (Global Health Systems) can be considered as a potential elective for the global health certificate, as long as the student provides a rationale for taking the elective, and the respective course is also approved by the global health certificate director. The Certificate Director has final power of approval.  Courses below are examples of electives recommended for the Global Health Certificate:

Total: 9-11 Hours

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Medicine, Boonshoft School of