Graduate Certificate in Public Health
There has been a consistent demand for focused efforts that address the infrastructure and core services of public health. To address this need, the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health has developed a Certificate in Public Health (PBC) program of study. Those who work in public health but who have never had any formal public health training may have an interest in this program. The certificate is an 18-credit hour program and the content is the same as the core taught in the Master of Public Health graduate degree program.
Graduate Certificate in Environmental Health Sciences
There is a growing need within the state of Arkansas for individuals to be trained in the core elements of environmental health science. This graduate certificate provides practical knowledge and tools that can be immediately applied in industrial, manufacturing, hospital, and construction settings. This graduate certificate enhances the individual’s ability to recognize, identify, measure, and control chemical, physical and biological hazards.
Graduate Certificate in Maternal and Child Health
The overall goal of the Maternal & Child Health Certificate Program is to develop and train public health workers to address the health needs of women and children. There is an urgent need to prepare more public health workers in maternal and child health to address the disproportionate burden of suffering and disease experienced by many Arkansans, particularly those from underrepresented minority and ethnic groups and those residing in rural, underserved communities. Residents of these communities experience compromised health because of low income, poor education, limited health care, and lack of resources to empower individuals to make significant life changes. All these variables impact the health and well-being of women and children. The program will provide students the support and skills needed to improve maternal and child health outcomes in their communities using evidence-based approaches.
Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Analytics
The healthcare industry is moving rapidly from the fee-for-service model toward value-based purchasing where enterprises are reimbursed based on outcomes rather than volume of procedures. Decision-makers need timely information on a host of metrics from electronic medical records and other sources to compete in this new landscape. The number of positions in healthcare enterprises are likely to outstrip the available supply of qualified professionals. International Data Corporation (IDC) Health Insights identified analytics technology as “the top investment priority of organizations pursuing accountable care.” The Health Policy and Management Department, in the UAMS Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health, is now offering a Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Data Analytics.
Graduate Certificate in Regulatory Science
The Certificate in Regulatory Science consists of 12 semester credit hours with courses in current regulatory statutes, safety assessment, clinical trials design and management, and data quality requirements for regulatory decision-making.