Health Systems and Design - Certificate
The certificate in Health Systems & Design is housed in the Center for Health Systems & Design in the College of Architecture. The mission of the Center is to improve design by promoting teaching, research, and outreach in an interdisciplinary program that focuses on the impact of design on health. The center’s goal is to support an aggressive and comprehensive multi-disciplinary research and teaching initiative in the design for health specialty. Through this certificate, graduate students are given the opportunity to increase their depth of knowledge in the design and operation of health-related facilities, as well as facilitates that protect and develop health, in preparation for a career characterized by specialized knowledge of the ways design impacts health.
The certificate in Health Systems & Design provides students in any graduate degree program at Texas A&M University an opportunity to develop a body of knowledge in health design. This specialized training will prepare them for careers in design, engineering, operations, or management with the capability of solving complex challenges in the way the built environment influences health. The certificate assumes health systems and design is a cross-disciplinary field, and the program is organized to ensure that students gain a sense of mutual respect for others in other fields, and an appropriate awareness, understanding, and ability within a specific body of knowledge.
|Code||Title||Semester Credit Hours|
|ARCH 675||Health Design and Research||3|
|ARCH 681||Seminar 1||1|
|Select from the following:||6|
|Architectural Design I 2|
|Architectural Design II 2|
|Architectural Design III 2|
|Architectural Design IV 2|
|Design Programming 2|
|Facilities Asset Management 2|
|Development Feasibility and Design|
and Development Feasibility and Design II 2
|Health Systems Planning and Policy 2|
|Elective Courses 3,4|
|Select two of the following:||6|
|Theory of Placemaking|
|Typologies of Contemporary Hospital Design|
|Survey of Human Behavior and Design|
|Foundations of Healthcare Design|
|Special Topics in... (Facilitation for Planners and Designers)|
|Foundations of Research in Planning and Design|
|Research Methods in Planning and Design|
|Drugs and Society|
|Community and Public Health|
|Health Issues in Aging, Dying and Death|
|Research Methods in Landscape Architecture|
|Development and the Environment|
|Foundations of Population and Public Health|
|Introduction to Health Policy and Management|
|Planning for Healthy Communities|
|Environmental Health Policy and Planning|
|Total Semester Credit Hours||16|
Course must include health focus.
Depending on health emphasis any CAPSTONE Project from any discipline, as long as it is related to health and approved by the Center's Executive Council.
Other electives may be counted towards the certificate if approved by the Director of the Center for Health Systems & Design.
One course must be taken within the student's department and one outside of the student's department. The course within the student's department must be taken with a faculty member who is a faculty fellow in the Center for Health Systems & Design. A list of current faculty fellows is available on the center website (http://archone.tamu.edu/chsd/).