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2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Health Informatics, Certificate in

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This program includes 18 s.h. of undergraduate-level course work, and is designed for students who require expertise in health information technology (IT). The program seeks to provide a strong foundation in IT and exposure to the business of health IT, and to train students to function successfully as health information management and exchange specialists, health information privacy and security specialists, healthcare programmers and software engineers, or health IT sub-specialists. The program will be of interest to students who work in public health or healthcare and who already have exposure to the healthcare industry. For that reason, the curriculum emphasizes courses that build technical skills. Students will develop the sophistication to understand, evaluate, and analyze computational solutions for health information tasks, and to apply them to their particular professional area. They will also be trained in issues regarding privacy and security, data storage, and communication of healthcare data and regulations. This is a part-time, one-year certificate program that will be awarded by Hofstra University’s Department of Computer Science, Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Students will follow the prescribed sequence of courses: IT 157I, 157O, CSC 50, 54, and 61, in fall, spring and summer terms, beginning with IT 157I in the fall semester and ending with CSC 61 in the summer.

Program Requirements

An associate’s or bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.

Requirements - Total Semester Hours: 18

The program requires the completion of the following six courses.

Monthly seminars will be offered by faculty and invited speakers on topics related to health IT and public health.

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