The Certificate in Public Health Informatics (Cert-PHI) will provide you with compact acquisition of key competencies in the field of Public Health Informatics (PHI), over a period of 12 months, including:
- the ability to conceive, design, develop, implement, and use IT by applying informatics skills in the public health domain,
- the systems engineering technical skills necessary to lead the development of public health information systems; and
- key technical and leadership skills necessary to manage information systems within an organization, or organizational networks such as community health information networks and health information exchanges.
The Cert-PHI was designed to fit with the Applied Public Health Informatics Curriculum (APHIC) and offers an excellent choice for those interested in improving the efficiency and effectiveness of public health data and systems. The Cert-PHI program is offered both in-person and fully online.
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How to Apply:
Students who complete the certificate will be able to implement and manage public health information systems, including: vital statistics systems, online analytical processing tools that support decision-making, immunization registries, population health surveillance, community health information networks, and electronic public health data interchange.
This certificate is awarded upon successful completion of 12 credits. We expect students who complete the Cert-PHI to have expanded and supplemented their current domain knowledge in a way that opens up new corridors of discovery and employment for them.
Beginning fall 2014, the Cert-PHI program will be offered both in-person and fully online.
Required certificate courses available in-person and online (12 credits)
PubH 6802, Managing Electronic Health Information (3 cr)
HINF 5430, Health Informatics I (3 cr)
PubH 6800, Public Health Systems Analysis and Development (2 cr)
PubH 6800, Public Health Systems Analysis and Development Practicum (2 cr)
PubH 6800, Introduction to Public Health Informatics (2 cr)
Certificate students are strongly encouraged to take the following course as most work in PHI are projects.
PubH 6800, Project Management for Health Professionals (2 cr)
Other PHI-related courses of interest:
PubH 6800, Information Visualization and GIS in Public Health (2 cr)
PubH 6705, Community Health Assessment (3 cr)
PubH 6025, E-Public Health: Design, Development and Testing of Effective Online Public Health Interventions (3 cr)
PubH 6742, Ethics: Research and Policy (1 cr)
NURS 7108, Population Health Informatics (2 cr)
PubH 6727, Leading Change in Multiple Contexts for Public Health Professionals (2 cr)
HINF 5520, Clinical Informatics and Patient Safety (2 cr)
HINF 5540, Interprofessional Health Informatics (2 cr)
HINF 5116, Consumer Health Informatics (1 cr)
HINF 5431, Health Informatics II (3 cr)
All the courses for the Public Health Informatics Certificate must be taken for a letter grade (A/F).