Program Overview:

Advanced Graduate Medical Informatics Program

The field of medical informatics unites information technology with health care to improve patient safety, maximize operational efficiency, and reduce costs. Students enrolled in the fundamentals of medical informatics certificate will gain the knowledge in both health care and information technology to further understand the burgeoning field of medical informatics. Students will learn from experts in medicine and health information technology who have been instrumental in driving innovate solutions and establishing national health care informatics standards.

Additional Information

This program is intended for people with a graduate degree and some familiarity with medical or health informatics. Applicants wanting a more comprehensive course of study should consider the Master of Science in Medical Informatics degree.

Required Courses

To earn a certificate, students must complete the following six courses.

  • CIS 413 (formerly CIS 313) - Telecommunications and Computer Networks
  • CIS 417 (formerly CIS 317) - Database Systems Design and Implementation
  • MED_INF 401 - American Health Care System
  • MED_INF 402 - Introduction to Clinical Thinking

and any two additional MED_INF courses.

In some cases, students who have completed equivalent coursework previously may be allowed to replace the required course with another course in the field.

Please note that courses completed in the certificate program cannot be transferred to the corresponding graduate degree.


  • CIS 413-0 OR 413-DL Telecommunication Networks
  • CIS 417-0 OR 417-DL Database Systems Design & Impl
  • MED_INF 403-DL Intro to Med Informatics
  • MED_INF 404-DL Health Care Operations
  • MED_INF 405-DL HIT Standards
  • MED_INF 406-DL Decision Support Systems
  • MED_INF 407-DL Legal, Ethical, Social Issues
  • MED_INF 408-DL Acquisition and Assessment
  • MED_INF 409-DL Biostatistics