The Global Health Capstone Certificate Program is based in the Department of Population Health Sciences at the School of Medicine and Public Health and is administered by the campuswide Global Health Institute.
The certificate curriculum focuses on global health topics and health issues that transcend national boundaries, emphasizing health and disease in developing countries. Through a 9-credit program of preparatory course work and culminating in a global health field experience, students will be prepared to address health disparities in a context of cultural diversity. Certificate recipients may serve populations internationally or work among the increasingly diverse population of Wisconsin and the United States. Through core courses and electives, students may focus their studies on health promotion, detection and treatment of disease, prevention and management of outbreaks, health policy, environmental health, or other interdisciplinary topics.
To accommodate working professionals, the courses are offered in the evening.
Further detail, including current tuition and cost, is provided on the program's website.
Applicants must possess a baccalaureate degree. Applications are accepted for fall semester with a deadline in late spring. Adult Career and Special Student Services (ACSSS) is the admitting office for all University Special students. However, the department offering the capstone certificate program makes the final admission decision upon review of all applicant materials.
A complete application includes the following information:
- An online application for admission as a University Special student, selecting UNCS Capstone Certificate and the program: Global Health. This application is received and processed by ACSSS with final decision held for approval from the specific capstone certificate coordinator.
- An application and materials submitted directly to the program, which includes:
- an online application directly to the program. The application includes a personal statement (maximum 350 words) which require a description of global health interest and previous experience, career goals, and how the skills obtained in the certificate program will improve the health status of underserved populations
- a resume and official transcripts for current programs and prior degrees sent to: Betsy Teigland (firstname.lastname@example.org) of the Global Health Institute located at 4270B Health Sciences Learning Center, 750 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI 53705-2221.
Admitted students receive a formal letter of admission to UW–Madison from Adult Career and Special Student Services along with general enrollment information. Additional detail is provided on the ACSSS enrollment page.
The Global Health Institute will send an email to admitted students with specific information pertaining to enrollment in courses and completion of the capstone program.
- Must have a minimum GPA of 3.000
- This certificate requires a total of 9 credits
|POP HLTH 640||Foundations in Global Health Practice||1|
|POP HLTH 718||Principles of Global Health Care Systems||2|
|POP HLTH 904||Special Topics in Epidemiology (Global Health Epidemiology)||2-3|
Select one course from the following list:
|POP HLTH 645||Global Health Field Course||1-6|
|POP HLTH 788||The Public Health Field Experience||1-6|
|NURSING 699||Directed Study in Nursing||1-4|
|PHM SCI 699||Advanced Independent Study||3|
|COMP BIO 699||Directed Study||1-5|
|MED SC-V 699||Directed Study||1-5|
|MEDICINE 699||Independent Study||9|
Select one course from the following list:
|POP HLTH/HIST SCI/MED HIST 553||International Health and Global Society||3|
|POP HLTH/ENVIR ST 560||Health Impact Assessment of Global Environmental Change||3|
|POP HLTH/NUTR SCI 621||Introduction to Nutritional Epidemiology||1|
|POP HLTH 644||Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Global Health and Disease (Latin America)||1|
|POP HLTH 644||Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Global Health and Disease (South Asia)||1|
|POP HLTH 644||Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Global Health and Disease (Africa)||1|
|POP HLTH 644||Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Global Health and Disease (Southeast Asia)||1|
|POP HLTH 650||Special Topics (Public Health Preparedness)||1-6|
|POP HLTH 786||Social and Behavioral Sciences for Public Health||3|
|POP HLTH/SOC 797||Introduction to Epidemiology||3|
|POP HLTH 795||Principles of Population Health Sciences||1-3|
|POP HLTH 904||Special Topics in Epidemiology (Infectious Diseases)||1-3|
|POP HLTH 904||Special Topics in Epidemiology (Global Health Epidemiology)||1-3|
|POP HLTH 915||International Health Systems and Policy||2|
|PATH-BIO/PATH 210||HIV: Sex, Society and Science||3|
|A A E/AGRONOMY/INTER-AG/NUTR SCI 350||World Hunger and Malnutrition||3|
|ENVIR ST/C&E SOC/GEOG 434||People, Wildlife and Landscapes||3|
|ENVIR ST/POP HLTH 471||Introduction to Environmental Health||3|
|ENVIR ST/POP HLTH 502||Air Pollution and Human Health||3|
|ED POL 600||Problems in Educational Policy (The University & State: 1848-1998)||1-3|
|ED POL 600||Problems in Educational Policy (Gender, Education, and the State)||1-3|
|ED POL/CURRIC 677||Education, Health and Sexuality: Global Perspective and Policies||3|
|ANTHRO 365||Medical Anthropology||3|
|ANTHRO 919||Anthropology and International Health||2|
|ANTHRO/AFRICAN/ECON/GEOG/HISTORY/POLI SCI 983||Interdepartmental Seminar-African Studies||3|
|INTL ST 603||Topics in Culture in the Age of Globalization||1-4|
|M M & I/ENTOM/PATH-BIO/ZOOLOGY 350||Parasitology||3|
|M M & I 554||Emerging Infectious Diseases and Bioterrorism||2|
|M M & I/POP HLTH 603||Clinical and Public Health Microbiology||5|
|M M & I 677||Advanced Topics in Medical Microbiology||1-3|
|M M & I 704||Infectious Diseases of Human Beings||3|
|MED HIST/PHILOS 558||Ethical Issues in Health Care||3|
|MED HIST 559||Topics in Ethics and History of Medicine||3|
|MED HIST/AGRONOMY/C&E SOC/PHILOS 565||The Ethics of Modern Biotechnology||3-4|
|MED HIST/HIST SCI 668||Topics in History of Medicine||3|
|SOC WORK 659||International Aspects of Social Work||2-3|
|SOC/ECON 663||Population and Society||3|
|NURSING 702||Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Diverse Communities||3|
|AGRONOMY/ENTOM/F&W ECOL/M&ENVTOX 634||Ecotoxicology: Impacts on Populations, Communities and Ecosystems||1|
|PUB AFFR/ENVIR ST/POLI SCI 866||Global Environmental Governance||3|
|SURG SCI/F&W ECOL 548||Diseases of Wildlife||3|
|FAM MED 712||Heallth Care in Diverse Communities||1|
|GEN&WS 533||Special Topics in Women and Health||3|
|PHM PRAC 490||Selected Topics in Pharmacy Practice||1-4|