Graduate Certificate of Public Health

Graduate Certificate in Public Health

The Graduate Certificate in Public Health (GCPH) is jointly governed by the Oregon Master of Public Health and the OHSU School of Nursing. The GCPH program content is designed to enhance the preparation of public health professionals not currently prepared in a public health academic specialty, and provide a broad introduction to public health for students. Students who successfully complete the GCPH are eligible to apply to the OMPH on any campus and to any track to complete a Master of Public Health.
Upon completion of the GCPH, students will demonstrate knowledge and skills related to public health practice that includes the ability to:

  • Apply evidence-based knowledge of health determinants to public health issues
  • Select and employ appropriate methods of design, analysis, and synthesis to address population based health problems
  • Integrate understanding of the interrelationship among the organization, delivery, and financing of health-related services
  • Communicate public health principles and concepts through various strategies across multiple sectors of the community
  • Employ ethical principles and behaviors
  • Enact cultural competence and promote diversity in public health research and practice
  • Apply public health knowledge and skills in practical settings

This information can also be found in the Student Catalog and Handbook



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