Graduate Certificate in Health and Health Policy
WWS597 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.
Instructor: Uwe Reinhardt
WWS598 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: Jessica Metcalf
The list of approved electives that qualify for Certificate Program credit varies from year to year. The 2014-15 academic year’s list appears below. Two half-term courses count toward one of the two electives that are required for the Certificate.
WWS 571c Topics in Devt: Global Challenges of Infection, Burden and Control, Adel Mahmoud and Bryan Grenfell
WWS 591e Policy Workshop: Implementation of the Affordable Care Act, Heather Howard
WWS 591f Policy Workshop: Applying Behavioral Science to Family Planning Challenges with ideas42 in Developing Countries, Piyush Tantia and Josh Wright
WWS 593b Reproductive Health and Reproductive Rights, James Trussell and Abigail Aiken (Half-term: Session II)
WWS 568 The Economics of Health in Developing Countries, Jeff Hammer
WWS 594c Maternal and Child Health: Culture, Controversy & Policy, Betsy Armstrong (Half-term: Session I)
WWS 594k The Development Challenge of 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.