Graduate Certificate in Health and Health Policy

HHP Courses

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).

Core Courses

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

Health-Related Electives

Elective Substitutions

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.