The Certificate in Global Health is awarded in recognition of a student’s interest and preparation for continued involvement and potentially a career in global health. The certificate will highlight the student’s global health focus and ability to work across disciplines. The requirements for the Certificate differ by discipline, but emphasize discipline-specific and interdisciplinary coursework and/or projects that reinforce skills and promote a broad understanding of global health issues. A Certificate entails the completion of the course INTH 301/401: Fundamentals of Global Health, a minimum of 2-3 additional courses that relate directly to international or health issues, a project related to global health and successful completion of a major or discipline. Students may also substitute course work for a project with permission of Framework faculty.
The Certificate is the centerpiece of the Framework for Global Health Curricula. This is a group of professors across the Case Western Reserve University campus, whose objective is to promote education in global health issues. Nearly every department at CWRU offers multiple educational activities in global health. Rather than attempt to own all of these activities, the group at CWRU (representing Anthropology, Bioethics, Biology, Biostatics/Epidemiology, Mathematics, Medicine, Nursing, Engineering) elected to develop a structure within which each department could develop independently while taking advantage of what the others had to offer. The organizing structure for this became the certificate program rather than a separate degree. This approach recognizes that students need to graduate within a recognized discipline as well as recognition of a student’s focus, time and effort in training. Each student in the Certificate program will be grounded in global health by a core course (INTH 301/401) that will allow them to understand concepts and vocabulary across disciplines and that will facilitate meaningful communication with others based in a different discipline. In addition to the Certificate, the Framework for Global Health Curricula had identified and is annotating all global health related courses at CWRU. It has supported the recent revival of Medical Spanish and new courses and electives in Global Health.
Contact: Vanessa M. Hildebrand, email@example.com, 216/368-2630
Contact: Janet McGrath - firstname.lastname@example.org, 216/368-2287
Contact: Patricia Marshall – email@example.com, 216/368-6196
Contact: Daniel Tisch – firstname.lastname@example.org, 216/368-0875
Math/Applied Math specialization:
Contact: David Gurarie – email@example.com, 216/368-2857
Contact: Ronald Blanton – firstname.lastname@example.org, 216/368-4814
Contact: Elizabeth Madigan, email@example.com, 216/368-8532
Contact: Christopher Cullis– firstname.lastname@example.org, 216/368-5362
Contact: N. Sree Sreenath – email@example.com, 216/368-6219
Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
Contact: Sharon Milligan – firstname.lastname@example.org, 216/368-2335
How do I apply?
Students enrolled in participating CWRU schools and departments may apply for the certificate. In order to be formally recognized as part of this program, or to participate in the certificate program, please contact a participating faculty member.
When is the application deadline?
There is currently no deadline for participation.
May I use Framework resources if I come from an institution other than CWRU?
The Framework web site resources are available to everyone. Participation and enrollment in courses is subject to rules, regulations, and fees set forth by Case Western Reserve University and participating institutions.
How much will the program cost me?
This program provides a free, single resource to discover Global Health opportunities at CWRU and partnering institutions. Participation and enrollment in courses is subject to rules, regulations, and fees set forth by Case Western Reserve University and participating institutions. Additional costs may be associated with some research experiences.
How will the Certificate in Global Health program better prepare me for a career in global health?
This program provides a resource for educational opportunities in Global Health at Case Western Reserve University and affiliated institutions. Some of the world’s leading experts in Global Health have agreed to participate as advisors in this program and will work with you to achieve your academic and career goals.
Will my participation in the Certificate Program be reflected on my transcript?
No. However, this program will help you achieve your educational objectives in Global Health. In addition, you may be able to receive a certificate of completion from your department or program of study. The requirements for the certificate are program specific. Therefore, you are encouraged to contact a participating faculty member early in your program of study so that you may plan your course schedule appropriately.