Health Care Facilities - Graduate Certificate
Center for Architecture and Environmental Design
The Health Care Facilities graduate certificate program enhances students understanding of how building design effects health care issues. Graduates of this program will be able to participate in facility management and design that will maximize efficiency of treatment and quality of patient care, all in an effort to raise the standard of health care.
Courses from the College of Architecture and Environmental Design, the College of Public Health and the College of Nursing comprise the program. The program is designed to meet the needs of working professionals who want to have a deeper understanding of health care design and other drivers of health care innovations, including public policy, reimbursement, emerging technologies and what patient-centered care really means from the perspective of patients and families. The program is appropriate for designers, clinicians, project managers, facility managers, nurse administrators and others.
Students are introduced to professionals in many different fields over the course of the program, expanding their horizons as well as their networks. Program courses provide students with background knowledge and theory, and also deal with behavioral science, health science, ethical and cultural issues in health care, codes and regulatory requirements, existing and emerging technologies and evidence-based design procedures which aid architects, administrators, planners and health care professionals to better meet the needs of end users -- patients, families and staff.
FULLY OFFERED AT:
- Kent Campus
- Official transcript(s)
- Accredited professional design degree
- Three letters of recommendations (one letter from a non-academic source)
- Portfolio of design work that clearly delineates the role played by the applicant in team projects
- Goal statement
- English language proficiency requirements for international students (effective spring 2018):
- Minimum 550 TOEFL PBT score
- Minimum 79 TOEFL IBT score
- Minimum 77 MELAB score
- Minimum 6.5 IELTS score
- Minimum 58 PTE score.
Gainful Employment Disclosure
|AED 63001||EVIDENCE BASED DESIGN IN HEALTH CARE||3|
|ARCH 63002||HEALTH CARE FACILITIES I||3|
|ARCH 63003||HEALTH CARE FACILITIES II||3|
|EHS 52018||ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH CONCEPTS IN PUBLIC HEALTH||3|
|HPM 53003||HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS||3|
|Certificate Electives, choose from the following:||5-6|
|DEVELOPING ENVIRONMENTS FOR OLDER ADULTS|
|DEVELOPING ENVIRONMENTS FOR PATIENTS ACROSS THE LIFESPAN|
|PUBLIC HEALTH ADMINISTRATION|
|PUBLIC HEALTH POLICY, LAW AND ETHICS|
|ETHICS, TECHNOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT|
|Minimum Total Credit Hours:||20|
|Minimum Certificate GPA|