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  Nov 24, 2017
 
2017-2018 General Catalog

Women's Health Certificate


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Social Work
www.socialwork.utah.edu
801-581-5287

Minimum Certificate Hours: 15

The Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Women’s Health (IGCWH) is a 15-credit program of study designed to equip the student with an interdisciplinary perspective on women’s health and well-being.  Our intent is not only to create an academy of practitioners well-versed in evidence-based approaches to the care of women as individuals, but also practitioners who understand primary care access, community interventions, and health policies on local, national and global levels pertaining to women.  The overall purpose of this Certificate is to provide students with an overview of key issues in the field of women’s health. Students will develop conceptual skills to evaluate how social, cultural, and policy issues impact and are impacted by women’s health issues.  Please contact the phone number above to obtain the “Declaration of Intent” form that provides more information about the IGCWH.

Required Course


 Issues in Women’s Health is the key, required course for the Certificate.  The course description is noted below along with the course objectives.  This course is taught online Fall Semesters only.

 

Course Description

The purpose of the course is to provide students with an overview of key issues in the field of women’s health.  Students will develop conceptual skills to evaluate how social, cultural, and policy issues impact and are impacted by women’s health issues.

 

Objectives

On completing this course, students will be able to

  • Describe the sociocultural, behavioral, and policy issues that contribute to and affect women’s health in the U.S. and worldwide
  • Identify key issues in women’s health that are amenable to public health/social policy intervention
  • Describe the seven domains of health and their impact on women
  • Identify the interplay between health services delivery and policy issues as they impact and are impacted by health care needs

Electives


The Certificate requires 15 credit hours for completion.

We have identified three domains that compose the areas of study in the Certificate.  Domain I is about the individual experience of disease, wellness, maturation, and growth.  Domain II discusses issues relating to women’s roles, responsibilities, behaviors, and beliefs.  In Domain III, topics on economics and politics are highlighted.  Students must complete one course per domain (recommended:  3 credit hours per domain). 

A student’s practicum and/or internship placement that deals with women’s health issues may count for up to 3 credit hours for the Certificate. 

Please note that not all courses listed as electives are available.  Students may connect with the Certificate director and/or advisor for more information or assistance on determining an appropriate course of study.

 

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