The Certificate in Medical Informatics program at the University of West Florida is available at the undergraduate or graduate level and provides an exploration of the interdisciplinary nature of Medical Informatics, with coverage of the newest technologies and concepts such as:
This is a program that should be of interest to physicians, nurses, health care administrators, business managers, medical librarians, computer scientists, IT technicians, engineers and others.
Our emphasis is on the real world interaction between medicine and technology and not on theory. We provide practical and up-to-date examples of issues and interesting emerging technologies with regional, national, and international impact. All courses in our certificate program were designed with input from physicians, computer scientists, and business leaders. You will develop real skills that will enable you to work effectively on interdisciplinary teams.
With an emphasis on tutorials providing hands-on training, team-based online discussions, and analysis of case studies, you will learn how to use a medical informatics education to make a difference, particularly in the area of improving communication, patient safety, and quality of care in health care and/or public health arenas.
Both undergraduate and graduate courses taken as part of the Certificate in Medical Informatics program are part of the accreditation UWF has with SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools). For the current status of UWF's SACS accreditation, see our FAQs.
Graduate courses are also part of the accreditation UWF has with CEPH (Council on Education for Public Health), for those students applying the courses to the online Master of Public Health program. For the current status of UWF's CEPH accreditation, see our Masters of Public Health program.
Students accepted from 2007 to 2011 were from the following states in the US: AL, FL, GA, NJ, NY, OH, OK, TN, VA, WV. We have also accepted international students from Canada, Italy, Saudi Arabia and India.
The University of West Florida's Online Campus is not available to every state at this time. Please be sure to check our web site on State Authorization to see if our courses are available to you.
For more information about this certificate, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Updated April 26, 2013