Applied Health Informatics (Adv Cert)

The Advanced Certificate in Applied Health Informatics provides students with a course of study that focuses on the core concepts that underpin the discipline, together with practical experience and independent project work. The program, as well as the accompanying M.S. program, is designed to provide students with a sound theoretical base in health informatics, together with practical insight and experience that will equip them for a professional career in the field. The program is unique in combining an international scope; business awareness; hands-on, practical course work; and input from a wide range of experienced instructors.

Admission to the advanced certificate will be highly selective, consistent with those of Fordham’s M.S. programs. Requirements include superior performance in attaining the bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. Successful candidates must demonstrate strong writing and numeracy skills with the ability to effectively communicate concepts and ideas subtly and succinctly. Although strong standardized test (GMAT, GRE, TOEFL/IBT [when applicable]) scores are required for the M.S. program, the admissions requirements for the advanced certificate will not require the GMAT or GRE. The admissions committee will also consider the nature and extent of previous work with preference given to those possessing a minimum of two or more years of professional experience. 

The core requirements of the Master of Science in Applied Health Informatics are designed to ensure that every graduate will have a grasp of the most important elements of health informatics and gain applied, hands-on experience through the practical exercises and assignments. Elective courses (particularly as the program grows) will allow each student to study subjects of interest in line with their existing experience and career aspirations.

Course Title Credits
HINF 6101Concepts in Health Informatics4
HINF 6103Models for Clinical Information4
HINF 6105Electronic Health Records4
HINF 6497Research Project/Thesis4
or HINF 6498 Applied Project
Total Credits16