Coming Summer Quarter 2017, a new online specialized certificate in Global Health and Policy to replace the existing advanced certificate program in Global Health Policy. This new certificate meets the needs of medical and public health professionals seeking the policy development skills, global understanding, and practical sociopolitical tools to meet the rapidly increasing demands globalization in health represents.
This new certificate will be offered through a completely online format.
This certificate program will focus on the development and implementation of public health policy around the globe. At the core will be curriculum examining current global public health challenges in a variety of settings, and the spectrum of potential and actual responses to those challenges, presented in a scenario format to enable students to diagnose problems and develop appropriate policy solutions to problems as they arise in the future. The roles of national and international health organizations, the military and national security agencies, academia, advocacy groups, and similar audiences will be examined as vehicles for policy and change and implementation.
Supplementing the core curriculum will be important knowledge and skills enhancements: (1) foundational information about the public health field within a global context - its purpose, traditional focus, tools and trends; (2) student-driven research in global health policy in their area of interest; (3) simulation and application of learned concepts through case studies, debates and rolle playing approaches; and (4) academic, practioner, or advocacy independent study options for different student interests.
This education is beneficial for health administrators, physicians, nurses, pharmacists as well as non-clinical executives from business and law. The program crosses all legal and healthcare fields, and healthcare-related industries.
Demand and Job Prospects
Students can use the knowledge gained in the certificate program for career change or career advancement. Occupations in healthcare, community health, legal professions, and regulatory and compliance can all benefit from this program. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the industry and occupation outlook for the healthcare and legal industries are projected to experience an average growth rate of 9.1 percent from 2014 to 2024. Legal occupations have the greatest median salary of $89,826, followed by $71,861 for healthcare, and $56, 980 for other industries.
There will be a $60 fee upon acceptance into the program
In this course you will learn fundamental principles and concepts of global health policy, law and governance. The course will emphasize that global health policy challenges require a multidisciplinary approach involving a broad set of stakeholders, and that local, national, and global health policy are all intertwined.
This course examines advanced current topics in global health policy using a combination of instruction, student participation, and policy simulation. Topics examined are cross-cutting across local, national, regional and international health policy making with practical examples of why more coordinated global health governance is needed.
Students have the opportunity to take completed class projects that are of publishable quality and learn the entire publication process. Students will be subject to instructor peer reviews of their work prior to submission, and then be guided through the submission and external peer review/law review process, including online systems, open access versus non-open access journals, submission targeting, and maximizing the use of research performed. (This course can be taken up to three times).
1. Politics and Public Policy of American Healthcare – 1 Week Immersion course in Washington, D.C. The class travels to Washington D.C. for a week and meets with the law-makers and those involved in the healthcare field who have an impact on policy making.
2. Healthcare Leadership & Political Advocacy– Course includes 1 day in Sacramento. Within the context of healthcare advocacy, the course examines the organizational and individual issues that impact success in promoting and advocating for a healthcare agenda. The course aims to provide clarity to that process and assist students with understanding how to navigate the political landscape. Students learn about the legislative process, lobbying, the impact of political campaigns, the involvement of the media and how healthcare economics impact politics.
3. Policy Writing Workshop. This course provides specialized training in the tools, strategies, and processes of how to publish in the peer review.
4. Global Health Business and Innovation. Learn about how new business and innovation models can transform the most pressing global health challenges of our time. The class will explore a range of interdisciplinary topics from digital health and vaccine delivery to social entrepreneurship and corporate strategy. It will also examine global health ventures and frameworks that highlight how profit with a purpose is the future of sustainable development.
5. Global Pharmaceutical Policy: A Multisectoral Perspective. This course is designed for students who are interested in probing pharmaceutical public policy issues at the global and national levels. During this class, we will explore the interrelationship between global and domestic pharmaceutical policy, and study how pharmaceutical policy matters for different interest groups. Students will also be expected to complete a separate online/skype advising session with the professor.
This course assesses the major models for provision and financing of healthcare in the U.S. and the world today. Students gain an understanding of the health policy process, and how healthcare is financed, as well as learn to evaluate health policies according to a range of criteria for cost, quality, and equity. Advantages and disadvantages of the various ways of organizing and financing healthcare are considered. Actions taken by employers, insurers, consumers, and government, and the effects on physicians and provider organizations are analyzed.
A faculty member will direct a student's study in selected professional development topics in health law. Specific content will be tailored to the student's particular needs and area of interest. Students must make arrangements with the program and individual faculty member prior to enrolling in the course each time.
Three Required Courses:
1. Fundamentals of Global Health (TBD)
2. Global Health Policy (3 units)
3. Applied Global Health Policy (2 units)
Electives (5 units minimum) chosen from this list:
1. Strategies in Academic Publishing and Dissemination for Global Health Policy (2 units)
2. Research Virtual Mentoring Independent Study (1 unit) (May be taken up to (3) times for credit)
3. Zombie Pandemic Case Study in Global Health (2 units)
4. Principles of Program Evaluation: Theory, Research, and Practice (3 units)
From the 'Apply Now' button, login to your student account, complete the online application, and pay the application fee if applicable.
It is preferable that you create an account before proceeding if you have not already done so.
Candidates are encouraged to apply in the certificate program as early as possible to take advantage of program benefits.
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Applicants should have a bachelor's degree and an interest in Global Health. Once the program begins accepting applications please submit an online application. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the list to be notified when the program begins accepting applications.
United States Navy
US Dept. of Health & Human Services, Washington DC
Merck, Inc., Moscow, Russia
UCSD Health Sciences/Anesthesiology/Pediatric Critical Care
UCSD School of Medicine/Global Health Policy & Law
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