About This Program
The certificate is designed for masters and doctoral students at The Johns Hopkins University and junior and mid-level professionals with an interest in gaining exposure to the expertise and skills utilized by healthcare epidemiologists and infection preventionists. Healthcare epidemiologists and infection preventionists aim to prevent and control healthcare-associated infections, antimicrobial resistant and epidemiologically significant organisms and other adverse outcomes in the healthcare setting by translating research into practice.
Their expertise and activities include epidemiologic and laboratory investigation, surveillance for infections and antimicrobial resistant or significant organisms, policy development and implementation, education and information dissemination, implementation of interventions to prevent transmission or infectious complications, cost-benefit analyses of interventions, and patient-oriented research to inform and improve the science of healthcare epidemiology and infection control and to improve quality-of-care.
The certificate program is open to masters and doctoral students currently enrolled in any division of The Johns Hopkins University.
Applying to the certificate program as a JHU graduate degree student
Students already enrolled in a graduate program at JHU are not required to submit the School's electronic admissions application, but must submit a letter of interest, CV/resumé, and anticipated course schedule to Certificate Program Contact prior to starting coursework.
This certificate program is also offered to non-degree students with at least a baccalaureate degree in medicine, nursing or microbiology from an accredited college or university and a strong record of successful academic performance.
Applying to the certificate program as a non-degree applicant
Students who are not currently enrolled in a graduate program at JHU are required to apply to certificate programs using SOPHAS Express.
English Language Proficiency Test Results
Results are required.
Prerequisites or special requirements
Information regarding the cost of tuition and fees can be found on the Bloomberg School's Certificate Programs Tuition page.