Undergraduate Certificate in Global Health with a focus in Epidemiology & Health Surveillance

Caring for physical health in the mission of God

Why Epidemiology & Health Surveillance?

The Undergraduate Certificate in Epidemiology & Health Surveillance leads students to explore, analyze, and evaluate epidemiology in global contexts where God may be calling them to live and work missionally. Consequently, graduates are able to lead in tracking the spread of disease and evaluate the effectiveness of systemic and treatment approaches.

The United States Center for Disease Conrol describes epidemiology as "the study of the origin and causes of diseases in a community. It is the scientific method of investigation problem-solving used by disease detectives—epidemiologists, laboratory scientists, statisticians, physicians and other health care providers, and public health professionals—to get to the root of health problems and outbreaks in a community." Healthcare workers trained in epidemiology are desperately needed in healthcare mission around the world to prevent future outbreaks of disease from occuring. The Undergraduate Certificate in Epidemiology & Health Surveillance equips missional leaders to care for the physical health of peoples by gaining information that can improve outbreak detection and timely respone to people in need.