Chronic and Non-Communicable Diseases.
Learn methods to address a broad range of challenges posed by conditions such as heart disease, cancer, stroke, asthma, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s disease.
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View the BU Bulletin for Course Requirements
What You Will Learn
Upon graduation, students will be able to:
- Identify the major known determinants of chronic disease and their distribution by country, community, and key demographic characteristics.
- Assess how the organization, delivery, and financing of health services in the US and globally influence the provision of health care aimed at the prevention, management, and treatment of chronic disease.
- Analyze the factors that influence public health’s approach to addressing chronic disease, including health impact; availability of health data; political, economic, and cultural influences; and feasibility.
- Apply systematic approaches to develop, implement, and evaluate programs to prevent the occurrence of chronic disease and to improve quality of life for persons with these conditions.
- Demonstrate professional knowledge and skills in chronic disease for effective practice in the selected functional certificate.
Sample Course Titles
- Principles of Cancer Epidemiology
- Confronting Non-Communicable Diseases in the Developing World
- Obesity Epidemic
- Operations Management in Health Care
- Division of Chronic Disease Prevention and Control, Boston Public Health Commission
- South End Community Health Center
- Mass in Motion Program, Massachusetts Department of Public Health
- Global Health Initiative, Dana Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center
Certificate Director: Ann Aschengrau