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Online Graduate Certificate in
Demography in Global Healthcare

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Graduate Certificate in
Demography in Global Healthcare?


The Graduate Certificate in Demography in Global Healthcare offers education in population studies that emphasizes health and social epidemiology. It is designed for those interested in acquiring technical expertise in demography and understanding the interlinkages between population studies and health, including fertility, sexual behaviour, ageing, health inequalities and life expectancy.

Through the Graduate Certificate program, students learn theories and methods of demography and population sciences and their application to health, social welfare, economic development, community development, and Christian mission.

Program Features

  • Integrated practicums allow you to gain valuable real-world experience
  • Learn from academic practitioners from around the world
  • Credits earned in this certificate program can apply to a Missional University Master's degree program

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What Will I Study?

We offer the most comprehensive approach to caring for physical health in the mission of God.

Students develop a theological framework with which to engage those who experience pain and hardship. The course addresses the importance of holistic mission through caring for the pastoral, spiritual, medical, and health-related needs of those experiencing illnesses, disabilities, cancer, etc. Assessment items include reading, lectures, case-study projects, discussion forums, and service projects pointed to a global area of interest.

This course provides the foundational concepts and practical skills for designing and implementing surveillance systems, for using surveillance data for the conduct and evaluation of public health programs and research. Topics covered in this course include historical development of surveillance; planning a surveillance system, sources of health related information, collecting surveillance data, analyzing and interpreting surveillance data, and the use of surveillance data for public health action. Students design a proto-type surveillance system for a specific global area of interest.

An advanced course to demographic analysis using various techniques (rates, ratio, proportion, life tables etc.) The course will utilize different demographic measures (fertility rate, mortality rate, birth rate) and will utilize publically available data to analyze and describe demographic data.

This course will build on the introductory course and will be intended for graduate students. It will explore sources of demographic data, collection, and evaluation. It will utilize publically available data to examine population characteristics and common health status measures.

This course introduces students to the concept of assessing data, and analysis of survey and population data. Student will be able to do simple analysis, provide graphical representations of analysis and interpret results of analyses.

When Can I Get Started?

We offer multiple start dates each year to give you flexibility in your education, life and work schedules.






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How Much Will it Cost?

We offer tuition based upon country of residence.  According to the Human Development Index, all countries around the world fall into one of four categories:
  • (Tier 1) - Very High Human Development
  • (Tier 2) High Human Development
  • (Tier 3) Medium Human Development
  • (Tier 4) Low Human Development
Our tiered global tuition makes higher education affordable for everyone world wide.


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Tiered tuition based on country of origin and scholarships available.  Find your country of residence here for more information.
Tuition may be further reduced by participating in the Sponsorship Program.