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MPH in Public Health Informatics

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Program URL: http://phi.publichealth.uic.edu

Campus: Chicago

Program Type: Master's Degree

Award Conferred: MPH

Total Number of Credit Hours: 51 Sem. Hr(s).

The basic motivation for enrollment in a public health informatics program relates to the fundamental role that information gathering, analysis and dissemination now play in health care delivery and public health. The key role of health surveillance and analysis systems in public health investigations requires that public health professionals have not only an understanding of core public health principles but also the design and use of information systems. Business management and information management degrees alone do not provide the professional with knowledge of the principles and analytical tools of public health that are needed to direct the development of public health related information systems.

Graduates of the program will acquire the following skills and knowledge after completion of the program:

  • A knowledge of the basic principles of public health
  • The ability to specify the requirements for the development or adaptation of public health related information systems
  • Knowledge of health data definitions and standards, as well as privacy and confidentiality issues
  • Ability to plan, specify and manage the implementation of public health information systems projects
  • Knowledge of the existence, structure, and uses of public health and health databases and networks
  • An understanding of the basic functions and operations of information technologies that have significant application in public health practice such as geographic information systems, web-based information dissemination and data mining
  • Skill in information technology planning and procurement related to public health information systems

Contact(s):


UIC School of Public Health/PHI
1603 West Taylor Street (MC 923)
Chicago, IL 60612-4394
Phone: (312) 413-3779
E-mail: phi@uic.edu


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