Certificate in Health Informatics Administration

The certificate in Health Informatics Administration provides health care professionals current knowledge, practices, and skills in the application of information technology to health care.

Total Semester Hours: 18 

Required Courses

  • UCSP 615 Orientation to Graduate Studies at UMUC (0) (Must complete within first 6 credits of study.)
  • HCAD 600 Introduction to Health Care Administration (3)
  • ITEC 610 Information Technology Foundations (3)
  • DBST 651 Relational Database Systems (3)
  • HIMS 655 Health Data Management (3)
  • INFA 610 Foundations of Information Security and Assurance (3)
  • HIMS 661 Health Informatics Administration (3)

Note: Students must complete HIMS 655 before taking HIMS 661.

1 Source:Recovery: Job Growth and Education Requirements Through 2020,” Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 2013.

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