Public Health Informatics Certificate

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With your Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Public Health Informatics (PHIS), you will serve the needs of your community by meeting the high demands for professionals trained in both public health and informatics. You will consult with public health leaders and offer a unique perspective on implementing innovative technology into healthcare. You will work at the mid-managerial level within organizations like the Department of Health and Human Services, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, IT department of hospitals and health departments, the National Center for Health Statistics, and more. With your Post-Baccalaureate Certificate from Bowie State University, you will meet the demand for more underrepresented groups in clinical, public, and consumer health informatics. 

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You will design, develop, manage, and evaluate information technology and systems that are critical to surveillance, assessment, and assurance practices. At Bowie State University, you will learn to:  

  • Explain core public health functions, data, theories, and methods. 
  • Apply project management principles to manage and direct public health informatics projects 
  • Apply system development lifecycle (SDLC) to public health informatics application projects. 
  • Perform data management and analytical support for population and public health. 
  • Recommend strategies and solutions that ensure confidentiality, security, and integrity. 
  • Effectively communicate technical documents and presentations, both verbally and in writing.  

If you are an IT student, you will learn public health knowledge and abilities; and if you are a public health student, you will learn IT management and skills. Your certificate can be a complement to your graduate degree or completed as a post-baccalaureate advanced specialization training.