2016-2017 Academic Catalog 
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2016-2017 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Certificate in Global and Community Health

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Offered through Clark’s International Deveopment, Community and Environment Department (IDCE),  the Certificate in Global and Community Health helps you take on some of the biggest public health challenges facing humanity by working with communities right here in Worcester or across the globe. You engage in thoughtful, critical analysis of domestic and international health policy in order to prepare for - or enhance - a health career in the United States and abroad.

Global and Community Health Certificate Requirements

The Global and Community Health certificate requires six units total.  Students can choose to focus on global health or community health, and will select the Policy and Programs track or the Quantitative Analysis track.  The Policy and Programs track engages with critical social science perspectives and applies them to a variety of health and development issues.  Competencies gained in this track will prepare students to serve as project managers, policy analysts, program directors, etc. in the large arena of global health and development, or public health and community development.  The Quantitative Analysis track is designed for students who seek greater competencies in managing and analyzing quantitative data sets related to developing, managing, and evaluating global and domestic health interventions, policies, programs, etc.

Core Courses (2 Units)

IDCE 377 - Introduction to Global Health & Social Change  (Global Health Focus)

IDCE 30330 - Introduction to Community Health and Social Change  (Community Health Focus)

IDCE 30264 - Environmental and Social Epidemiology  

Policy and Programs Track (4 Units)

IDCE 361 - Development Program and Project Management  

IDCE 30229 - Program Monitoring and Evaluation  


Qualitative Analysis Track (4 Units)

IDCE 30360 - Spatial Analysis for Health  



IDCE 30282 - Community Based Health Research  

Core Faculty in the Program of Global and Community Health

Sasha Adkins

Timothy Downs

Ellen Foley

Yelena Ogneva-Himmelberger

Marianne Sarkis


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