UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO

Healthcare Informatics online short course

2017 DATES TO BE CONFIRMED

This online certificate course will introduce you to the fundamental concepts and theories behind the field of Healthcare Informatics, and offer you the chance to practice and explore areas of interest.

Course information

Interested?
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Length:
8 weeks online (excl. orientation)
Effort:
10 - 12 hours
Price:
$2,200 | Options available
University:
University of Chicago
Language:
English

Course Information

Interested?
Download the Course Prospectus to find out more.
Length:
8 weeks online (excl. orientation)
Effort:
10 - 12 hours
Price:
$2,200 | Options available
University:
University of Chicago
Language:
English

Introduction

Over the past 30 years, Healthcare Informatics has emerged as an independent and rigorous discipline.

According to a recent report by MarketsandMarkets 1, the North American Health IT market is expected to reach $104 billion by the year 2020, at a compound annual growth rate of 13,5% between 2015 and 2020. This growth is due to the increased need to improve the quality of healthcare, while ensuring operational and technological efficiency within healthcare entities.

More specifically, increased industry reliance on growth within clinical information systems; networked healthcare platforms; high-throughput genomic technologies; and consumer and public health informatics, has far outpaced the number of available trainees, creating a demand for knowledgeable and experienced staff and faculty within this field.

Source

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What will set you apart

Healthcare Informatics is the interdisciplinary field that studies and pursues the effective use of biomedical data, information and knowledge for scientific inquiry, problem-solving and decision-making, motivated by efforts to improve human health.

This online certificate course is designed to introduce you to the fundamental concepts and theories behind Healthcare Informatics, and will cover key applications and policies relating to the field, offering you the chance to practice and explore areas of interest.

More specifically, this course takes a fundamental and holistic approach to biomedical informatics, as well as covers the innovation and entrepreneurial opportunities that exist both in biomedical informatics and healthcare in general.

Course curriculum

This course is designed for professionals wanting to explore or secure a role within the field of Healthcare Informatics by understanding how advances in the field will impact practice.

This includes (but is not limited to) those working in Healthcare IT or Health Information Management, such as Healthcare Administrators and Healthcare Managers; as well as entrepreneurs and innovators wanting to better understand the opportunities available within the space.

If you have a passion for health and want to understand how data can be better used to drive advances in the field, then this course is for you.

  • Course Module 1: Introduction to Biomedical Informatics
  • Course Module 2: Clinical Care 101
  • Course Module 3: Clinical Informatics
  • Course Module 4: Bioinformatics
  • Course Module 5: Ethics and Policy
  • Course Module 6: Mobile Health
  • Course Module 7: Healthcare Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Course Module 8: Project Management in Health Informatics

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WILL I HAVE THE TIME?

GetSmarter’s learning model is designed to help you as a working professional, improve your skills without compromising on work and family responsibilities. The course work is broken up into weekly, manageable bite-sized modules, with incremental deadlines, designed to help you pace yourself over the duration of the course and allow you the legroom to work when it suits you best.

At the beginning of each week you’ll be presented with all the lectures, notes and assignments necessary for completion.

You also have access to your Course Coach who will help you set goals and track key milestones, manage your time, and field any administrative requests you might have.

WHAT ARE MY PAYMENT OPTIONS?

You can either pay your tuition fees in full before the course starts, or you may opt for a two-part payment plan for courses shorter than nine weeks. For courses nine weeks or longer, there is a three-part payment plan available.


If you want to find out more about any of these options or you want to know which you qualify for, please get in contact with a Course Consultant here.

CAN MY EMPLOYER ASSIST WITH PAYMENT?

By improving your skills and industry knowledge, you’ll be having an influence on the success of your organisation.

Why wouldn’t you ask your boss to help you fund your studies if itʼs going to have an impact on the way you do business?

37% of our past students receive financial assistance from their employers. You can ask for help, too. Here is a guide to show you how.

WHAT IS THE ONLINE CAMPUS?

The Online Campus will be your virtual classroom for the duration of your course. Through its easy-to-use interface you’ll have access to a diverse variety of course content formats, including: interactive video lectures, module notes, practice quizzes, Prezis, assignment briefs, and additional web resources.

On the Online Campus, you’ll also be able to ask questions, interact with your fellow students and Head Tutor through the Online Campus discussion forums. If you’re experiencing tech issues or need advice from your personal Course Coach, you can use the Online Campus to get in touch.

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