IPH Graduate Certificate or Certificate (Non-Credit) Option

After successful completion of four IPH courses, students will have the opportunity to matriculate into the Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Public Health, or the or Certificate in Indigenous Public Health (Non-Credit). The Graduate Certificate is a 12 credit certificate awarded by the Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health, UBC.  An official UBC transcript can be requested by  students registered in the credit stream.  The Certificate (Non-Credit) is awarded by the Faculty of Medicine and the Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health. Credit and non-credit students are admitted to the courses jointly with differences in admission requirements and course workload. Whether credit or non-credit, students are expected to be present for the entire course intensive(s) offered during the IPH Training Institutes. Planned absences must be approved in advance by course faculty or significant consequences could be experienced by students missing class time.

Graduate Certificate Program Requirements

  • Introduction to Indigenous Health Research Ethics (SPPH576, 1.5 credits)
  • Social Determinants of Indigenous Health (SPPH578, 1.5 credits)
  • Indigenous Health Policy in Canada (SPPH586, 1.5 credits)
  • Collecting, Analyzing and Using Public Health Data in Indigenous Communities (SPPH579, 1.5 credits)
  • An Interdisciplinary Approach to Understanding the Health of Indigenous Peoples (SPPH589, 1.5 credits)
  • Environmental Health in Indigenous Communities (SPPH577, 1.5 credits)
  • Introduction to Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods in Indigenous Health Research (SPPH588, 1.5 credits)
  • Mental Health Care and Delivery in Indigenous Communities (SPPH587, 1.5 credits)
  • Selected Topics in Indigenous Public Health (SPPH581*, 1.5 credits)

Certificate Program Requirements

  • Introduction to Indigenous Health Research Ethics (CEIH100)
  • Social Determinants of Indigenous Health (CEIH101)
  • Indigenous Health Policy in Canada (CEIH102)
  • Collecting, Analyzing and Using Public Health Data in Indigenous Communities (CEIH103)
  • An Interdisciplinary Approach to Understanding the Health of Indigenous Peoples (CEIH104)
  • Environmental Health in Indigenous Communities (CEIH105)
  • Introduction to Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods in Indigenous Health Research (CEIH106)
  • Mental Health Care and Delivery in Indigenous Communities (CEIH107)
  • Selected Topics in Indigenous Public Health (CEIH108)

Program Format

In order to ensure accessibility to individuals working full time and living in communities outside of Vancouver, the program is usually delivered through intensive one-week, in-person Indigenous Public Health Training Institutes. Two courses run concurrently, with one scheduled in the morning and the other in the afternoon. Completion of the Graduate Certificate or Certificate (Non-Credit) will require a minimum of two years, with students attending four consecutive IPH Training Institutes to complete all eight courses. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, changes are to be expected in course offerings  and format.

 


 

 

 

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