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Certificate in Global Injury Courses

Core Courses:

Taking any one of these four courses would meet the requirement for the core course.  Any of the others could also be taken in fulfillment of the 9 credits of electives for the certificate.

  • Epidemiology 585: Principles of Injury Research and Prevention (offered every other year)
  • Environmental Health 560:  Occupational Safety Management
  • Global Health 531 / Epi 539: Research Methods for Developing Countries (with the requirement that the main course assignment be on an injury topic).  
  • URBDP 576: Pedestrian Travel, Land Use, and Urban Form.


Elective Courses:

9 credits from any of the following (a minimum of 6 of which must be graded):

  • Problems in Global Health (GH 511) (3-4 cr) Gloyd
  • Fundamentals of Implementation Science in Global Health (GH 541) (3 cr) Sherr, Wasserheit
  • Responsible Conduct of International Research (GH 532/EPI 586) (3 cr) Farquhar
  • Global Program Management and Leadership (GH 521) (3 cr) Downer
  • Recognition of Health and Safety Problems in Industry (INDE 564) Camp (A)
  • Applied Occupational Health and Safety (ENVH 559, offered jointly with IND E 567 and NURS 505) 
  • Technical Aspects of Occupational Safety (jointly with ENVH 562) 
  • Health and Human Rights (GH 516/Law H 540)  (3 cr) Rivin (Sp)
  • International Bioethics, Social Justice and Health Seminar (Law H506) (1 cr) Rivin (AWSp)
  • Global Health Law (Law H515) (3 cr) Kuszler (W)
  • Health Law (Law H512) (2 cr) Kuszler
  • Issues in Violence and Aggression for Health Professionals (NURS 509)
  • Historical Trauma & Healing (SOCW 581) Ramona Beltran
  • War & Health (HSERV 590W) (3 cr) (A)
  • Global Violence & Health (GH 590) (3 cr) (W)
  • Multi-Generational Advanced Practice: Addressing Family Trauma, Loss and Recovery (SOCW 546) (3 cr)

  • Interpersonal Violence and Trauma (SocW 582) (3 cr)

ENVH - Environmental Health; EPI - Epidemiology; GH - Global Health; INDE - Industrial and Systems Engineering; NURS - Nursing; PBSCI - Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences; SIS - Jackson School of International Studies; SOCW - Social Work; URBDP - Urban Design and Planning 


Capstone Project:

All participants must complete a culminating capstone project, which will be a service or research project integrating aspects of injury and violence prevention. In some instances, practicum or thesis research work for a primary degree could be used, although the actual capstone project must be distinct from the practicum or thesis. 

Students must sign up for three independent study credits with a UW faculty mentor as part of their capstone requirement. Capstone project proposals must be approved by the certificate program manager and director. 

Students are expected to design their own capstone project. There are a wide variety of options. For example, students may choose to provide technical assistance to ongoing injury and violence research projects (develop study instruments, conduct data analysis, execute field implementation); write part of a grant application; or develop a program evaluation for a service project.


Funding assistance: Students may apply for $3000 of funding assistance for their capstone projects. This funding could be used for international travel to complete capstones of global relevance. This is a competitive application process and only a few students from the Global Injury and Violence Certificate Program will be selected to receive funding.


NOTE: Capstone project proposals must be approved by the certificate staff prior to conducting field work.