Michigan State University

, East Lansing, MI 48824-1046

Program Details

The graduate certificate for Public Health Informatics available from Michigan State University is offered to those who are interested in learning more about application of information and computer science and technology to areas in public health. Most of public health informatics takes place at the state and local levels, or in the departments of health in state, county, or community levels.

The five courses in which students will participate are Introduction to Public Health Informatics, Methods in Public Health Informatics, Legal/Ethical Issues in Public Health Informatics, Informatics and Information Technology, and Advanced Topics in Public Health Informatics Management. This course requires completion of all of these 3-credit hour classes for a total of 15 credit hours.

After successfully completing this program, students will be able to competently complete tasks such as collecting and storing vital statistics, collecting communicable disease reports from different health care settings, collecting child immunization and screening information, collecting and analyzing daily emergency room data, and collecting hospital capacity information.

Those who complete this course will be prepared to compete for the Public Health Informatics Fellowship program that is sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This is a 2-year applied training fellowship for those who hold a master’s or higher degree.

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    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools


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