The University of Florida’s Graduate Certificate in Biomedical Informatics, which is offered on UF’s campus, is a 15-credit program that gives students the knowledge and skills necessary to be an effective participant in setting and executing organizational strategies for health care and biomedical information and information systems.
Individuals with skills in biomedical informatics are in short supply, but in high demand. Leaders of academic homes for biomedical informatics cannot recruit sufficient numbers and quality of faculty. Health care organizations cannot find and hire enough professionals with biomedical informatics skills to implement electronic health records, personal health records, and other clinical information systems. The same is true for government organizations and private payers. Researchers require both improved information management skills as well as biomedical informatics specialists with whom to collaborate.
Gain skills and foundational knowledge in the field of biomedical informatics
Students who complete the Graduate Certificate in Biomedical Informatics will learn to
- recognize, interpret, and integrate various types of information from the level of molecules (gene sequencing) to populations.
- understand the interaction of information with human cognition, human psychology, organizational culture, society, government, and health care and research policy and develop skills in designing or implementing information systems relative to one of these contexts.
- understand the basic logical principles of the computational infrastructure of today’s information technology as well as emerging technologies such as the Semantic Web.
Who should apply?
The Graduate Certificate in Biomedical Informatics is designed for health care professionals and students of health care professions who want to supplement their training with skills in information strategy, as well as non-health care professionals and students who seek careers in health care information professions.