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  • International Public Health Online Certificate Program

    Description:

    Bioterrorism, global warming, health worker migration, and the threat of global pandemics, are among the numerous health-related issues with global implications. International public health requires a collective approach to addressing health issues that transcend national borders. Leaders are needed with the knowledge, understanding and skills to work effectively in various cultural settings to address critical health problems with significant global political and economic impact, both domestically and internationally.

    The Graduate Certificate in International Public Health is designed to:

    • Provide graduate and professional students access to interdisciplinary study in global health issues.
    • Offer students the opportunity to gain specific expertise in the unique challenges of international public health in the developing world, or among relevant international populations in the U.S. such as immigrants, refugees, etc.
    • Develop an intellectual environment that will foster the growth of research, teaching and practice in international public health.
    • Provide formal recognition of the student’s area of study upon completion of the five courses.
  • Introduction to Product Counterfeiting Academic Course (Summer 2015)

    Dates:

    Please see the MSU academic calendar for semester dates: http://www.reg.msu.edu/ROInfo/Calendar/academic.aspx 

    Location:

    Summer 2015: Online

    Description:

    Students will explore the elements of product counterfeiting and begin to understand how this illicit trade functions, its multidimensional effects, and formal responses to it.  Discussions will include defining product counterfeiting, managing trademarks, and understanding how global cultures and markets impact the manufacturing, distribution and sales of counterfeit products. Particular attention will be given to the evolution of methods to combat product counterfeits and what options brand owners and law enforcement have to protect trademarks in the global marketplace. Students that successfully complete the coursework will begin to understand why the FBI has called product counterfeiting the crime of the 21st century.  3 credits.

  • Online Certificate Program in Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    The certificate is an interdisciplinary program to assist working professionals and graduate students who are seeking a well-rounded foundation in anti-counterfeit strategy and product protection. The topics expand from intellectual property infringement counterfeiting to focus on the underlying criminology theories, but also cover the broad product protection field including diversion, tamper-resistance, child-resistance, cargo theft, shoplifting, return and warranty fraud.

  • Online Certificate Program in Security Management

    Location:

    Online.

    Description:

    The three-course Security Management Online Certificate Program focuses on current issues and building skills in security management and administration applicable in the ever-changing contemporary environment. Participants can use the certificate program as the first step towards a master’s degree in Criminal Justice. Those who complete the certificate program and meet the School of Criminal Justice’s admission criteria for the master’s degree may transfer the certificate courses to their master’s degree program.

    Flexibility is the key feature of the certificate program, which can be completed in just one year. The online format allows students to complete the program at their own convenience, while continuing their regular employment. Participants will earn course credits from Michigan State University for each course completed successfully. Individuals completing the three-course sequence will also be awarded a Certificate in Security Management from the School of Criminal Justice.

  • Public Health Administration Online Certificate Program

    Description:

    When there is an outbreak of food borne illness, local water becomes contaminated, or a severe influenza strikes a community, a public health administrator needs to know. They need to be informed, address the media, and respond with a plan of action to protect the community. This certificate gives students a solid foundation in planning, organizing, administration, management, evaluation, and policy analysis. It teaches students to navigate the laws and economics of public health. The Certificate in Public Health Administration prepares students to join the ranks of similar professionals and leaders who make a difference each day in their communities.

  • Public Health Informatics Online Certificate Program

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    Public health informatics is defined as “the systematic application of information, computer science, and technology to public health practice, research, and learning.” The field is relatively new with professional competencies only established in 2008. These competencies were developed within an additional domain to supplement the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals established by the Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice.

    This series of coursework is available as a certificate through Lifelong learning or as a graduate specialization for students enrolled in graduate degree programs. All courses are online to facilitate enrollment by persons interested in a career in public health informatics regardless of geography. Students successfully completing the coursework will be well positioned to compete for the Public Health Informatics Fellowship program sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  • Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment Interdisciplinary Instructional Institute (August 2015)

    Dates:

    August 1 - 12, 2015

    Location:

    Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, 48824

    Description:

    At this 10-day workshop, participants will learn how to use scientific data and computer programs toward building a risk assessment for assuring safety and health goals. Participants will gain hands-on experience with risk assessment software and work on real-world case studies.

  • Understanding Product Counterfeiting Course (Summer 2015)

    Dates:

    Summer 2015:  May 12 - June 26, 2015

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    Product counterfeiting is a relatively new area of criminology inquiry, and research is steadily growing. In this course, students will explore the product counterfeiting phenomenon. First, students will be introduced to product counterfeiting, focusing on definitions, legal frameworks and extent. Next, the focus will shift to theory with an examination of how criminology and sociological theory can be applied to understand product counterfeiting. The final segment of the course will examine legal and other responses to product counterfeiting with a focus on application of crime prevention techniques and research to the prevention of product counterfeiting.  This is a 3-credit, 7-week course.

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