Public Health Informatics Certificate Program
Note: This certificate program may be completed entirely online!
The goal of the Public Health Informatics (PHI) Certificate Program is to offer grounding in methods and concepts of health informatics and health information technology for application to public health and population health. It is designed for current and future public health professionals who wish to develop PHI expertise or specialization to work in policy or management.
After completion of the certificate program, students will be able to:
- Articulate strategic direction for public health informatics within an organization;
- Match data standards to their proper use;
- Identify knowledge, information, and data needs of project or program users and stakeholders;
- Describe information system development, procurement, and implementation that meets public health program needs;
- Evaluate information systems and applications;
- Recognize use of informatics to integrate clinical health, environmental risk, and population health; and
- Implement solutions that assure confidentiality, security, and integrity while maximizing availability of information for public health.
Health Policy and Management
Jonathan Weiner, DrPH
STATE-SPECIFIC INFORMATION FOR ONLINE AND EXTERNSHIP PROGRAMS
Students currently cannot conduct internships in Delaware or Kentucky. For more information, please contact an admissions representative. Students should be aware of additional state-specific information for online programs.
The certificate program is open to currently enrolled masters and doctoral students at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, with the exception of MAS students who are not eligible to apply until they have completed their primary degree program. It is open to students in graduate programs at Johns Hopkins University.
All applicants must review the General Certificate Guidelines page, which provides important information about how to apply to a certificate program.
APPLYING TO THE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM AS A JHU GRADUATE STUDENT (Non-Degree students are not eligible for this program)
Students already enrolled in graduate degree programs at JHU are not required to complete the School's electronic admissions application, but must submit declaration of intent prior to starting coursework.
NOTE: JHU degree students who do not complete their certificate program by the time of graduating from their degree program will need to apply to the certificate program as a non-degree student in order to complete the certificate program after graduation.
Start terms: It is possible to begin the certificate program only in these terms: 1 & 3.
REQUIREMENTS FOR SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION
The certificate program requires a minimum of 21 term credits. All required and elective courses must be taken for a letter grade and a 2.75 or better overall GPA for all certificate courses is required. The certificate program length is flexible; it varies from student to student, however, the certificate must be completed within three years.
The student should review the section of the website that addresses completion before completing certificate program requirements. The student's transcripts will not indicate that the certificate was earned until the Notification of Completion has been submitted, verified by the certificate program, and processed by the Registrar.
COURSE OF STUDY
Students should check the JHSPH course directory to confirm when the courses are offered. Students should also check for pre-requisites and whether instructor consent is required.
|PH.550.860||Academic & Research Ethics at JHSPH (All students are required to complete this noncredit course in their first term of study)|
|Required Courses: 309.631 and EITHER 315.707 OR 312.633|
|PH.309.631||Population Health Informatics||3|
|PH.312.633||Health Management Information Systems||3|
|PH.315.707||Introduction to Biomedical and Public Health Informatics||3|
|Elective Options (12 academic credits)|
|PH.221.637||Health Information Systems||3|
|PH.221.649||Introduction to Digital Health in Low- and Middle-income Countries||4|
|PH.309.635||Population Health: Analytic Methods and Visualization Techniques||3|
|PH.315.700||Health Information Systems: Design to Deployment||3|
|PH.315.703||Leading Change Through Health Informatics||3|
|PH.315.708||Hit Standards and Systems Interoperability||3|
|PH.315.709||Health Sciences Informatics, Knowledge Engineering and Decision Support||3|
|PH.550.714||Secondary Uses of Electronic Health Record Data||3|
Students may complete no more than 2 of the following GIS courses
|PH.340.696||Spatial Analysis I: ArcGIS||3|
|PH.340.697||Spatial Analysis II: Spatial Data Technologies||2|
|PH.340.701||Epidemiologic Applications of Gis||2|