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.
There is a growing need within the state of Arkansas for individuals to be trained in the core elements of environmental and occupational hygiene. 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.
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.
The program is designed for individuals seeking formal training in health care management such as clinicians desiring advancement into leadership roles; new leaders in need of health care management training, especially health care reform; and human resource managers moving into health care organizations.
The Healthcare Management curriculum is made up of four classes and can be completed in just two semesters. Courses include: The Health Care System, Health Law, Healthcare Quality Management and Information Systems, and Introduction to Health Systems Financial Management.
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.