Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022

Health Informatics, Certificate (1740)

Department website: http://www.wku.edu/publichealth


Program Coordinator

Janice R. Hunt-Shepherd, jan.hunt-shepherd@wku.edu, (270) 745-3548

The certificate in Health Informatics is multidisciplinary and is designed to prepare health profession students with the introductory skills and knowledge needed for electronic health records usability, interoperability and data exchange, meeting meaningful use initiatives, improving clinical workflow, and analyzing data to improve overall health care delivery and outcomes through the use of health information technology.

Courses for the certificate may also meet the requirements for other degree programs. 

Program Requirements (19-22 hours)

CSCI 145CIntroduction to Computing3
or CIS 141 Analytics and Technology
CS 157Information Security I3
CIS 243Principles of MIS3
BDAN 330Structured Data Analysis3
or CIT 350 Database Administration I
HIM 330Electronic Health Record Systems3
HIM 430Health Data Management and Analytics3
Select 1-4 hours of the following: 11-4
Health Data Content and Structure
Introduction to Dental Hygiene
Introduction to Social Work
Introduction to Communication Sciences and Disorders
Health Care Organization and Management
Other health care introductory class as approved by Health Informatics Certificate Advisor
Total Hours19-22