Graduate Certificate in Health and Health Policy
Certificate students are required to complete two core courses and two approved health-related electives (two half-term electives will count as one elective for the HHP Certificate).
WWS 597 The Political Economy of Health Systems
This course explores the professed and unspoken goals nations pursue with their health systems and the alternative economic and administrative structures different nations use to pursue those goals. The emphasis in the course will be on the industrialized world, although some time can be allocated later in the course to approaches used in the developing countries, if students in the course desire it.
This course will not be offered in Academic Year 2017-18. Approved substitutes are WWS 564/POP 564 (fall) and ECO 332/GHP 332 (spring).
WWS 598 Epidemiology
This epidemiology course focuses on: measurement of health status, disease occurrence, survival, and the association between risk factors and health outcomes; design, analysis and interpretation of epidemiologic research studies; and bias and confounding. Other topics include synthesis of epidemiological studies, disease outbreaks, causal inference, social inequalities in health, and research ethics. The course will examine "individual-centered" epidemiology and "macro-epidemiology" to assess population impact and inform health policy. (Prereq: 507b/c or advanced statistics)
Instructor: Noreen Goldman
Term: Spring 2018
The list of approved electives that qualify for Certificate Program credit varies from year to year. The current academic year’s list appears below; the spring semester course list is subject to change. Two half-term courses count toward one of the two electives that are required for the Certificate.
- WWS 564 / POP 564 Poverty, Health and Inequality in the World, Anne Case
- WWS 591D Policy Workshop: Slums and Service Delivery in India, Jeff Hammer
- WWS 591E Policy Workshop: Policy, Operational and Political Implementation Challenges of the Affordable Care Act, Heather Howard & Dan Meuse
- WWS 593G Global Reproductive Health and Rights, Wendy Sheldon, (Half-term: Session II)
- ECO 332 / GHP 332 Economics of Health and Health Care, Maria Rosales-Rueda
- WWS 571c Topics in Devt: Global Challenges of Infection, Burden and Control, Bryan Grenfell & Adel Mahmoud
- WWS 594d Challenges in State and Local Health Policy, Heather Howard (Half-term: Session II)
- WWS 594k The Challenges of Human Development and HIV/AIDS, Keith Hansen (Half-term: Session I)
In exceptional cases, students may be granted special permission to substitute one of the two required elective courses with either a health-related graduate-level course offered by a department outside of the Woodrow Wilson School (WWS), or a WWS graduate level course that is not on the list of approved electives.
Those who wish to receive HHP elective credit for a course that is not on the list of approved electives should seek permission from the Certificate Director before taking the course. Students are encouraged to consult with the Certificate Director about potential HHP courses as soon as they are identified. Elective course substitutions will not be approved after the third week of classes.