The graduate certificate in Clinical Informatics consists of 4 courses with a total of 12 credits.
The instruction will primarily occur in a hyflex enviornment, offering online options, which will include both synchronous and asynchronous learning.
Program Completion Timeline
- The degree is designed for completion within 9 months years academic years, but students are allowed up to 3 years to complete the program.
- Program enrolls in the fall and spring semester.
By the completion of the Clinical Informatics certificate, students will develop core competencies in four key areas: foundations and theory, clinical decision making and care process improvement, health information systems, and leadership and change management, as defined by the American Medical Informatics Association.
Graduates will walk away with the following competencies, and more:
- Describe the key concepts of Clinical Informatics, Nursing Informatics, Pharmacy Informatics, and Clinical Research Informatics.
- Analyze key concepts, models, and theories of informatics
- Analyze quality improvement efforts regarding safety, effectiveness, efficiency, patient-centeredness, timeliness, and equity.
- Understand the nature and cognitive aspects of human decision making.
- Understand evidence-based medicine, evidence sources, evidence grading, implementation of guidelines, and information retrieval and analysis
- Build effective of interdisciplinary leadership teams and communication strategies.
- Critically evaluate health information systems applications by type of functionality, setting where systems are used, telehealth capabilities, and relationship to the electronic health record.