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Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics: Curriculum

Curriculum Details

12 total credits required

In just 8–12 months, complete the Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics ready for general practice in this growing field.

You’ll take the first four courses from our Master of Science in Health Informatics program and build your understanding of health data management, systems interoperability, algorithm design, programming languages and more.

Required Courses


This course provides an introduction to the health informatics discipline, as the foundation for further study in this inter-professional /multidisciplinary field. This course traces the history of health data management and the role of the Electronic Health Record (EHR) and other clinical informatics applications in healthcare organizations. This course provides knowledge essential for self-selection of subspecialty or pursuit of general practice within the health informatics field. Emphasis is given to clinically transformative technologies, communication processes and information practices in health care.

This course discusses healthcare knowledge essential for practice in the health informatics field. The structure and function of healthcare systems in the United States and abroad are analyzed. Concepts related to management and leadership in healthcare are described. Emphasis is given to current trends in health care.

This course introduces students to the principles of computer science and software development as a foundation of health informatics. Topics include computer architecture and organization, programming languages, computer programming, data structures and algorithm design, software life cycle, and software development cycle.

This course studies the application of today’s information technology in health information management. Topics include: computer information technology infrastructure and architecture, systems interoperability, interface and integration, information assurance, knowledge management and decision support systems, and technology for communication.

Prerequisite: HINF 535

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