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2019-2020 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
  Jul 14, 2024
2019-2020 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Leadership in Health Informatics Certificate

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In the Department of Health Information Management, there are four certificate programs: Health Data Analytics, Health Information Cybersecurity, Revenue Cycle Management, and Leadership in Health Informatics.

These certificate programs can help students to open doors in new fields. All students enrolled in these certificate programs are required to complete 10 credits, that is, three 3-credit courses and one 1-credit independent study. A certificate program can be finished in one or two terms.

There are online and on-campus versions of these certificates. The curriculum and course contents are identical in these two versions. Domestic students can choose either of them according to their situation or preference before the enrollment. International students are required to attend the on-campus version of these certificates.

Program Requirements

The admission requirements for these certificate programs are identical to our Master of Science in Health Informatics (MSHI) program. All students enrolled in a certificate program are required to complete 10 credits. For students who pursue a MS degree in MSHI program, the credits obtained from these certificate program can be counted into the MS program. The required courses for each of the four certificate programs are listed below.

Around half of our courses are only offered once per academic year. In this case, if a student fails to successfully complete a course, the student must retake the course the next academic year. Furthermore, this may also prevent the student from registering for the advanced-level courses and delay the date of graduation. 


Required Health Informatics Courses (10 credits)


HI-2210 - Health Information and the Health Care System (3 credits)

HI-2632 - Leadership and Project Management (3 credits)

HI-2231: Talent Management and Human Resources (3 credits)

HI-2999 - Independent Study (1 credit)


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