Infectious Disease Prevention in Priority Populations

Certificate

ATTENTION: HIV/STI Prevention Certificate Program change effective Fall 2013:

There will NO LONGER be HIV/STI Specialty certificates in Case Management and Group Facilitation.

The new certificate will be called:

Infectious Disease Prevention in Priority Populations

DON'T WORRY! If you started coursework in the HIV/STI certificates anytime previous to Fall 2013 you have Catalog Rights to complete those certificates!

For more information please contact Emily Thompson at 415-452-5202 or go to the Link Center MUB 301

Infectious Disease Prevention in Priority Populations Certificate

The Infectious Disease Prevention in Priority Populations Certificate is a 11-unit program of study to prepare diverse entry-level workers in a variety of community-based public health, health care, and social service settings that address infectious disease prevention and management, primarily HIV, STI's, TB, Hepatitis, and other select communicable diseases. Skills sets in the certificate include case management, outreach, client navigation & linkage, and counseling-motivational interviewing.

This certificate has been designed to combine course work with the Community Health Worker, Post-Prison Worker, Youth Worker, Drug and Alcohol Studies, and Sexual Health Educator Programs.

Students are strongly encouraged to combine the Infectious Disease Prevention in Priority Populations Certificate with these other certificates as appropriate to their interests to broaden their range of skills, knowledge, and career/employment opportunities.

TO DOWNLOAD OUR SHEET WITH INFORMATION ABOUT THE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM CLICK HERE:

Infectious Disease Prevention in Priority Populations Certificate Information Sheet (PDF Document)

Infectious Disease Prevention Certificate Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Infectious Disease Prevention in Priority Populations Certificate program students will be able to demonstrate the following:

1. Comprehend, apply, and evaluate information on infectious disease prevention and management; primarily HIV, STI, TB, Hepatitis, and other select communicable diseases.

2. Demonstrate entry-level proficiency in skills including case management, outreach, client navigation & linkage, and counseling-motivational interviewing.

3. Demonstrate the ability to work with members in diverse communities including gay men, transgender, youth, communities of color, and consumers of substance abuse services using principles of harm reduction and cultural humility.

4. Demonstrate the behavioral, ethical, and professional interpersonal skills necessary for employment in the field.


Health 67: HIV/STI Prevention Education

Health 67 is a core foundational class in the new certificate program. It is offered every semester. Students are strongly encouraged to take Health 67 before other coursework.

Health 67 provides education and skills training to help diverse populations to reduce their risk of infection for HIV, STI's, Hepatitis, and TB.

Health 67 meets CCSF graduation requirements in Areas G2 and H3.

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