NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

120 Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine—Graduate Certificate in Social Medicine Program The Graduate Certificate in Social Medicine will target medical residents, directors of medical education, residency program directors or anyone with an interest in learning more about global/social medicine. Over the past 15 years, there has been a growing national and international trend toward developing frameworks for defining, applying, teaching, and measuring the competency of a physician. Many organizations have developed criteria to define and measure competency. The Certificate in Social Medicine is designed to address these needs and enhance the experiences for residents to achieve program competencies. Residents will obtain additional information from this graduate-level program, which helps to achieve competency in several elements. Program directors and directors of medical education completing this certificate can impart their expertise to the residents. Admissions Requirements The Graduate Certificate in Social Medicine evaluates the overall quality of applicants, including academic achievement, personal motivation, knowledge about the public health profession, health care, and life experiences. Criteria for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Social Medicine are as follows: • The applicant must hold a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree from a regionally accredited college or university. • A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or above, on a 4.0 scale, is preferred. • Applicants enrolled in another area of study within Nova Southeastern University must be in good academic standing, must provide a letter of recommendation from the dean or program director of the other college or program, and must meet the Graduate Certificate in Social Medicine admission requirements. • All application materials must be received in a timely manner to enable the Office of Admissions and the admissions committee to process the application promptly. Tuition and Fees Tuition for 2021–2022 will be posted on our website (osteopathic.nova.edu/masters). An NSU Student Services Fee of $500 per semester for two or more courses and $250 per semester for one course, not to exceed $1,500 annually, is also required. Additionally, a $30 Registration Fee is required each semester. All tuition and fees are subject to change by the board of trustees without notice. Financial Aid NSU’s Office of Student Financial Assistance is here to help as many qualified students as possible to complete their educational pursuit. Various loans, scholarships, and grants are available to qualified students to help ease the high cost of education. These financial assistance programs are described on our website (nova.edu/financialaid). Graduate Certificate in Social Medicine Program CurriculumOutline Students will complete a total of five courses of 3 credits each for a total of 15 credits. Public Health Concentration (choose one for 3 credits) Credits PUH 5201 Foundations of Public Health 3 PUH 5301 Biostatistics 3 PUH 5430 Epidemiology 3 PUH 5512 Health Policy, Planning, and Management 3 PUH 6120 Public Health Program Planning and Evaluation 3