Health information technology (IT) is about making health-related information useful to individuals and organizations for improving the quality of care, obtaining better health outcomes, and reducing health care costs. The health care industry is adopting health IT solutions such as electronic health records and telemedicine on a wide scale. The core courses in this certificate teach students about the fundamental recurring concepts and essential applications in health IT. The electives provide students with knowledge about the underlying technologies that support health IT solutions. The concepts and skills acquired in the courses are synthesized into a final health IT experience.
This upper division certificate is only available to UMBC students pursuing an existing major.
Courses required to complete the certificate are below. Course descriptions can be found in the Course Catalog.
Core (6 credits)
- IS 460 – Health Informatics I
- IS 461 – Health Informatics II
Experience (3 credits)
- IS 397 – Health IT Internship OR IS 467 – Senior Projects in Health IT
Electives (choose two – 6 credits)
- IS 427-Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
- IS 428-Data Mining Techniques and Applications
- IS 430-Information Systems and Security
- IS 464-Telemedicine in Trauma Care
*Please note: Upper level courses taken to satisfy an IS certificate requirement may not also be used to satisfy the required upper level IS elective course in the IS or BTA majors. All upper level courses count toward the 45 upper level credits required to graduate from UMBC. All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.