Certificate in Health Informatics

Certificate in Health Informatics
Duke Medicine

This program is designed for those with an undergraduate or graduate degree in a clinical area who seek knowledge of Health Informatics principles, methods, and applications. This short introductory level program provides an overview of the field of Health Informatics and foundational information about how data, information, and knowledge are represented and used in health applications. The five courses for the Duke Certificate in Health Informatics program include:

  • Introduction to Health Informatics
  • Data, Information, and Knowledge Representation
  • Health Information Exchange Standards, Methods, & Models
  • Health Systems Project Management
  • System Design, Implementation, Evaluation and Maintenance

All certificate students also complete a hands-on practicum experience in their area of interest.

The Certificate in Health Informatics requires five courses and a practicum, for a total of 18 credit hours. All courses and the practicum may be taken as distance (on-line) courses. This program is offered through the Duke University School of Nursing. This certificate trains three of the ONC Health IT roles (Clinician/public Health Leader, Health Information and Exchange Specialist, and IT sub-specialist).  Interested applicants should email SONAdmissions@mc.duke.edu for more information, or apply on-line at: https://app.applyyourself.com/?id=duke-nurs

Admission Requirements for the Certificate in Health Informatics:

  1. Bachelor’s or graduate degree in a health related field.
  2. One year minimum health-related work in clinical sciences, engineering, computer science, health administration, public policy, life sciences or other health care field.
  3. Undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  4. Completion of the online application for the Post-Graduate Certificate Program.
  5. One official copy of all post-secondary educational transcripts. Official transcripts must be submitted from all universities attended. International transcripts should be sent to a credential evaluation agency such as World Education Services (http://www.wes.org/).
  6. Resume or curriculum vitae.
  7. Basic computer skills.
  8. Two letters of reference attesting to academic ability, professional competency, and personal qualifications. Use the Duke University School of Nursing reference forms.
  9. Personal statement from the applicant. (For details consult the online application.)
  10. Must possess physical and mental skills and abilities necessary to successfully complete the School of Nursing curriculum.
  11. Personal interview. Other arrangements will be made when distance is a factor.
  12. $50 non-refundable application fee, payable by credit card online, or by mailing a check or money order made out to “Duke University School of Nursing” to Duke University School of Nursing, Office of Admissions and Student Services, Box 3322, Durham, NC 27710. Do not send cash. No application will be processed until the application fee is paid.