University of California Davis Extension announces an on-line health informatics certificate programme

Davis 05 February 2009University of California (UC) Davis Extension has introduced a new certificate programme in health informatics, now available exclusively on-line. As information technology becomes more integral to health care, the demand for health professionals who can fully utilize and add value to clinical and public health data is growing.

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In this 18-unit programme, participants can explore the emerging health informatics field and how the acquisition, storage, retrieval and use of information can play a critical role in enhancing the quality of care, reducing the costs of delivery and addressing population health issues. Designed for those with prior experience in a health-related setting, the programme complements the prestigious master's programme at the University of California, Davis, and is intended to provide a meaningful education option for working professionals who cannot commit to a full-time, residential programme or who need to come up to speed more quickly due to workplace demands.

Interested parties can join UC Davis Extension for the first course in the programme, Introduction to Health Informatics, taught by Mark Carroll, a public health informaticist, and Jose Galvez, associate clinical professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at UC Davis. You can enroll now through March 30 and complete the course on-line by June 11.

A partnership between UC Davis Extension and the UC Davis Health Informatics Programme, this certificate programme is distinguished by its comprehensive nature and its infusion of diverse faculty expertise from UC Davis programmes in medicine, nursing, public health, veterinary medicine and computer engineering.

UC Davis Extension, the continuing and professional education arm of UC Davis, is an internationally-recognized expert in educational outreach for individuals, organisations and communities. UC Davis Extension serves lifelong learners both locally and globally, with more than 60.000 annual enrollments in classroom and on-line university-level courses. Not produced at state expense, UC Davis Extension is a self-supporting, non-profit organisation funded solely by course fees, grants and contracts. For more information or to enroll, you can visit the UC Davis Extension website.


Source: University of California - Davis

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