The certificate in maternal and child health (MCH) is designed to provide specialized training in public health problems affecting infants, children, adolescents, and women of all ages. Required coursework is designed to overview the major health issues affecting MCH populations, develop methodological skills selected areas, such as data analysis, program planning and evaluation and research. Support courses allow students to focus some of their coursework in selected areas of MCH interest.
Violence and Injury: Prevention and Intervention
This certificate will provide an enhanced understanding, practice, and skills in the area of violence and injury, which have become major public health problems in our contemporary society. Injuries are the leading cause of death of children and young adults and estimates of intimate partner abuse range from one million to over four million a year. Prevalence of violence and injury affect every major health discipline as well as social services, law enforcement, and therapeutic interventions. The Healthy People 2010 stresses the importance of violence and injury reduction throughout the lifespan.
Interdisciplinary Women's Health
This certificate is offered to enhance knowledge, research and policy in women's health. The certificate is interdisciplinary in nature because by definition, the field of women's health encompasses the physical, cultural, mental and emotional aspects of health. These varied aspects of women's health cannot be well represented by just one discipline, either in the health or social sciences, or the humanities.