SCPHP Public Health Certificate Program
The South Central Public Health Partnership (SCPHP) is pleased to announce the launch of our online certificate programs in public health on our Learning Management System (LMS). Each certificate will be composed of a series of approximately 5 online courses. A participant in the program will receive a certificate upon successful completion of a concentration of courses about a specific subject in emergency preparedness.It should be noted that at this time the certificate will have no academic standing. The certificate program is being initiated as a way to help the workforce focus on areas in which they require further study. This structured training will prove helpful in both planning for and responding to public health disasters at the state and local level. Below is the list of current certificate programs available on our LMS. The LMS website is: http://lms.southcentralpartnership.org It is free to register to our LMS and take the online courses and register to any certificate program. For more information on how to register for the certificate programs, go to pages 20-24 in the user manual. The manual can also be found under the “Help” section of the LMS. http://support.southcentralpartnership.org/usermanual/usermanual_v021208.pdf
Leadership Communication Certificate Program
On completion of the Leadership Communication Certificate Program, you will be able to demonstrate written and oral communication skills that are needed as a leader or manager in the public health setting. No matter how effective a leader or manager you already are, this program is designed to refresh and refine the communication skills needed to succeed in today's fast-paced and stressful public health environment. Issues that are covered in the certificate program include: negotiation, conflict resolution, writing techniques, presentation skills, indirect communication styles such as facial expressions and body postures, and the use of media in times of disaster. There are five courses required for this certificate, course titles will be shown once you enroll to the certificate program through the LMS.
First Responders Preparedness Certificate
This certificate program covers subjects in communication, field exercises, handling chemical agents and biological response preparedness. There are five courses required for this certificate, course titles will be shown once you enroll to the certificate program through the LMS.
Environmental Health in Disasters Certificate
This certificate program includes courses that provide an introduction and the fundamentals to risk assessment and environmental health in disasters. In addition, special topics such environmental health in emergency shelters, environmental sampling and environmental monitoring are also the focus of this program. This certificate program is composed of 5 courses. To see the course titles and enroll to the program please log in to the LMS.
Bioterrorism Preparedness Certificate
This certificate program includes courses that provide training in bioterrorism preparedness and understanding the public health threat. Emergency providers that will be responding to bioterrorism events are also one of the focuses of this program.