Program Overview

The University of West Florida offers a Certificate in Medical Informatics. This program provides coverage of these areas and further explores the interdisciplinary nature of Medical Informatics. This is a program that may be of interest to physicians, nurses, health care administrators, medical librarians, computer scientists, technicians, engineers, and others.
The emphasis of the program is on the real world interaction between medicine and technology and not on theory. This certificate provides practical and up-to-date examples of issues and interesting emerging technologies with regional, national, and international impacts. All four courses in the certificate program were designed with input from (and are taught by) physicians, computer scientists, and business leaders.

Students may develop real skills that will enable them to work effectively on interdisciplinary teams. With an emphasis on tutorials providing hands-on training, team-based online discussions, and analysis of case studies, students may learn how to use medical informatics 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.

Specifically, upon completion of this certificate, students should be able to prioritize and defend the use of current and emerging computer technologies to physicians, administrators, and other health care professionals. Second, students should be able to evaluate commercial software products to manage medical information. Third, students may be able to analyze new and existing clinical data resources, and last, deploy new software tools to meet the needs of a clinical practice or administration.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges


    The University of West Florida's Online Campus is not available to every state at this time.

    School Overview

    The University of West Florida, also known as UWF, is a public university located on a 1,600 acre campus in Pensacola, Florida, and was founded in 1967. UWF is Northwest Florida’s only regional comprehensive four year university, and is a research university that specializes in the humanities and engineering. UWF is a member of the State University System of Florida, and is the State University System’s third largest campus. The mission of UWF is "to give students access to top quality, relevant, affordable educational experiences, and to use teaching, research, public service and scholarship to transmit, discover and apply knowledge."

    UWF offers associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees from the following academic units: 

    • College of Arts and Sciences
    • College of Professional Studies
    • College of Business

    UWF also has an online campus that offers undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs that are offered entirely online.


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