Certificate in Maternal and Child Health

 

Certificate Level: Graduate
Admission Requirements: Bachelor's degree
Certificate Type: Post-Baccalaureate
Number of Credits to Completion: 18.0
Instructional Delivery: Online
Calendar Type: Quarter
Expected Time To Completion: 1-2 years
Financial Aid Eligibility: Not aid eligible
Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code: 51.2209
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 21-1094

The goal of the Maternal and Child Health Online Certificate is to provide Maternal and Child Health practitioners desiring accessible training in Maternal and Child Health with core knowledge and skills needed to effectively promote the health and well-being of mothers, children, and families in local, domestic, and global settings. The certificate will utilize the five Maternal and Child Health competencies for curriculum development and evaluation (ATMCH, 2001): scientific basis, methodological/analytical skills, management & communication skills, policy & advocacy skills, and values & ethics in Maternal and Child Health public health practice.

Admission Requirements

  • Complete application form
  • Working knowledge of and access to PC or Mac with DVD/CD-ROM drive, high speed connection to Internet, and MS Office applications
  • Bachelor’s Degree Required
  • Ability to download free versions of Adobe Acrobat Reader, Skype, and/or VSee video teleconferencing applications
  • Demonstrated interest or work experience in MCH

Program Requirements

Required courses
CHP 517Overview of Maternal and Child Health3.0
CHP 518Global Issues in Maternal and Child Health3.0
EPI 570Introduction to Descriptive Epidemiology and Biostatistics3.0
Electives (students should choose 3) *9.0
Research with Rare, Stigmatized and Hidden Populations
LGBT Health Disparities
Intersectional Perspectives
Introduction to Analytic Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Design and Analysis of Epidemiological Studies
Change Management in Public Health
Public Health in Developing Countries
Globalization, Development and Comparative Health Systems
Monitoring and Evaluation in Global Health
Global Health Integration Module and Field Practicum Experience
Total Credits18.0
*

 Students who choose PBHL 708 will need only one additional elective.

Sample Plan of Study

Term 1Credits
CHP 517Overview of Maternal and Child Health3.0
EPI 570Introduction to Descriptive Epidemiology and Biostatistics3.0
 Term Credits6.0
Term 2
CHP 518Global Issues in Maternal and Child Health3.0
Elective*3.0
 Term Credits6.0
Term 3
Electives*6.0
 Term Credits6.0
Total Credit: 18.0
*

 Please note that electives can be taken during any term. This is a sample plan of study that shows how students may choose to complete this certificate.

Additional Information

Patience Ajoff-Foster, MS
Program Manager
pna24@drexel.edu
267-359-6036

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