Learning Objectives & Core Competencies
Students who complete the Certificate in Public Health Informatics will gain a significant degree of competency in the area of health informatics within the public health context.
It will allow them to perform management, policy and research functions with a higher degree of effectiveness within the increasingly digital organizational/system environment. This certificate will help equip students to move into leadership positions in the public health/population health informatics domain within the U.S. and other nations.
The certificate will provide an overview of the field, facilitate understanding of current issues and developments in the field, provide basic skills for managing information in as optimal a manner as possible, and enable students to identify opportunities for the application of informatics principles to public health research and practice.
Specifically, students who complete the Certificate in Public Health Informatics will be able to:
- Articulate the strategic direction for public health informatics within an organization
- Articulate the proper informatics management tools for the organization
- Match data standards to their proper use within the organization
- Identify information and data needs of projects or program users and stakeholders with the organization
- Describe the information system development, procurement and implementation needs that meet the public health program needs within the organization
- Evaluate information systems and applications
- Strategically integrate clinical health, environmental risk and population health informatics need within the organization
- Implement solutions that assure confidentiality, security and integrity while maximizing the availability of information for public health use.