Certificate in Biomedical & Health Informatics

CWRU grad students in class

Exploring a dynamic field

Students who want to explore Biomedical and Health Informatics without – or before – committing to a Master’s, can take a series of four or five courses (12 or 15 credits) that provide an overview and grounding in the fundamentals with practical applications in research, clinical care and population health. All courses are transferable to the BHI Master’s program.

Courses required

  • Introduction to Health Informatics (MPHP 532/HSMC432)
  • Computing in Biomedical and Health Informatics (PQHS 416)

Electives to tailor a concentration come from the following interest areas

  • Health Informatics
  • Clinical Research Informatics
  • Bioinformatics

A 12-credit or 15-credit certificate is available, taking from one year to two-and-a-half years to complete, depending on a student's chosen pace. The 12-credit certificate is granted from the Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, Department of Population and Health Information Sciences.

The 12-credit option is suited for some students, such as medical fellows, who may only have time to take one course per semester over two years. The 12-credit certificate provides the background necessary to complete the competencies from the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA).

A 15-credit certificate is issued through the School of Graduate Studies and will show on an official Case Western Reserve transcript.