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Course Description

Designed to Prepare

The Population Health Analytics Certificate will prepare you to critically evaluate healthcare programs and policy interventions using sound research methodologies, statistical techniques and ethnographic principles. You will also learn to use informatics and the epidemiological approach in making strategically focused healthcare recommendations based on research findings.

Program Completion

Students must complete four online courses within 2 years from the date of enrollment.

Certificate courses

  • HHCM 507 Healthcare Informatics – This course will provide an overview of the management of data and information resources critical to effective and efficient healthcare delivery. Course concepts will include: ensuring accurate and complete data; coding for reimbursement; ensuring quality of data; analyzing data for decision support, research, and public policy; and the protection of patient privacy and security. Interactions with healthcare entities such as patient care organizations, payers, research, and policy agencies will also be discussed. (3 quarter hours)
  • HHCM 630 Epidemiology – This course is designed as an overview of the essentials of the principles and methods of epidemiological investigation as they apply to disease prevention and health improvement for populations. The course emphasizes practical application of epidemiology and explores the relationship between epidemiology and biostatistics. (4 quarter hours)
  • HPOP 530 Research Methodology I – This course exposes students to both quantitative and qualitative foundations of research methods. Students engage in projects where they apply theoretical principles in applied settings. Real-life limitations to traditional research when methods are utilized in applied settings are discussed. Students will be prepared to ask and answer basic research questions. (3 quarter hours)
  • HPOP 508 Health Program Planning and Evaluation– This course provides the theoretical foundations of public health program planning and evaluation for defined populations. Evaluation findings will be used to make recommendations for future programming or program revision. (3 quarter hours)