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Graduate Certificates in Health Informatics - School of Biomedical Informatics

Graduate Certificates in HI

The University of Texas School of Biomedical Informatics at Houston (SBMI) offers three graduate-level certificates: Health Informatics, Applied Health Informatics, and Public Health Informatics.  These certificates are designed for self-motivated health care professionals seeking informatics education as well as other professionals and recent graduates who want to transition into the health care industry via informatics.  Each certificate requires the completion of five selected courses (15 semester credits hours), which can be finished in as little as two semesters.  Semester credit hours earned in the certificate programs are transferable to the corresponding master's program

Types of Certificates

Students can choose between a certificate of health informatics, applied health informatics or public health informatics. All certificates consist of five courses (three semester credit hours each), totaling 15 hours of graduate credit once completed. 

Review the admission requirements

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE OF HEALTH INFORMATICS

The certificate of health informatics focuses on the opportunities and challenges in integrating technology in modern health care. It is designed to introduce students to basic and practical solutions in developing health information solutions. The certificate can be completed online or in person. 

Option 1 - A set of five predetermined classes:

  • HI 5300 - Introduction to Health Informatics
  • HI 5313 - Introduction to Electronic Health Records
  • HI 5314 - Technology Assessment in Healthcare
  • HI 5360 - Clinical Decision Support Systems
  • HI 6340 - Health Information Visualization & Visual Analytics

Option 2 - HI 5300 Introduction to Health Informatics* and the choice of any four courses from the catalog with advice from the certificate program coordinator(s). This option allows professionals interested in biomedicine or learning and technology to customize their certificate to meet their needs..

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE OF APPLIED HEALTH INFORMATICS

The certificate of applied health informatics is a fully online program designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to evaluate, implement and maintain electronic health records and health information systems.

Option 1 - A set of five predetermined courses with an emphasis in Electronic Health Records (EHRs).

  • HI 5300 - Introduction to Health Informatics
  • HI 5301 - The US Healthcare System
  • HI 5306 - Security for Health Information Systems
  • HI 5313 - Introduction to Electronic Health Records
  • HI 5328 - Systems Analysis and Project Management

Option 2 - HI 5300 Introduction to Health Informatics* and the choice of four courses (with advice from the certificate program coordinator(s)) selected from the course set of the school’s Master of Science program, Applied Health Informatics concentration. This option allows professionals to customize their studies to meet their background and needs.

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC HEALTH INFORMATICS

The certificate of public health informatics is offered in conjunction with The University of Texas School of Public Health.  Students will learn how information science and technology are applied in disease prevention and intervention in public health practice. The certificate can be completed online or in person.

  • HI 5310 - Foundations of Health Informatics I
  • HI 5380 - Principles and Foundation of Public Health Informatics
  • PH 2610 - Fundamentals of Epidemiology
  • PH 1690 - Foundations of Biostatistics
  • The fifth course is the student's choice of one of the following courses:
    HI 5313 - Introduction to Electronic Health Records
    HI 5381 - Methods in Public Health Informatics
    HI 5382 - Synthesis Project of Public Health Informatics
    PHM 1110 - Social and Behavioral Aspects of Community Health
    PHM 2110 - Overview of Environmental Health
    PHM 3715 - Introduction to Management and Policy Science
    PHWM 2120 - Man's Impact on the Environment

Contact Information

For more information about the certificate program please contact:

Office of Academic Affairs
713.500.3591 or
SBMIAcademics@uth.tmc.edu

Robert Vogler, PhD, MEd
Certificate Program Coordinator
(713) 500-3940
Robert.W.Vogler@uth.tmc.edu

Admission Deadlines

For a summary of the admission requirements for the degree and non-degree programs click here.

Fall - July 15
Spring - November 15
Summer - March 15