This 15-credit certificate program consists of four required courses and one elective.
After completing this certificate, you may only need to take an additional six courses to obtain Penn State's 33-credit online Master of Professional Studies in Homeland Security — Public Health Preparedness option, if you apply and are granted admission into the master's program.
Course List - Graduate Certificate in Hospital and Health System Preparedness
|Public Health Preparedness for Disaster and Terrorist Emergencies I||PHP 410||Analyzes the history of terrorism and explores the preparation and response to specific terrorist threats, natural disasters, and conventional catastrophes.||3 credits|
|Public Health Preparedness for Disaster and Terrorist Emergencies II||PHP 510||A public health perspective on the preparation necessary to develop a coordinated response to a disaster or terrorist emergency.||3 credits|
|Critical Infrastructure Protection of Health Care Delivery Systems||PHP 530||Investigates the impact that terrorist incidents may have on health care facilities or their ability to deliver health care services.||3 credits|
|Public Health Preparedness and the Emergency Operations Plan||PHP 831||Teaches fundamentals of emergency preparedness exercises (i.e. orientation, tabletop, drill, functional and full scale exercises).||3 credits|
|Public Health Evaluation of Disasters and Bioterrorism||PHP 527||Introduces students to the design of exposure assessment and health effect studies applicable to disasters and terrorism.||3 credits|
|Fundamentals of Biorisk Management||PHP 832||This course covers the principles, methods, and competencies for developing, improving, and evaluating a biorisk management system.||3 credits|
See course start and end periods and semesters offered on the Penn State World Campus student resources website.