Health Informatics

Health informatics has become an integral part of nearly every area of healthcare, including public health. With this concentration, you can learn to apply information technology to promote public safety, enhance health delivery systems, and facilitate the sharing of information between healthcare professionals in order to improve patient care. This concentration can enhance your knowledge of technology safeguards and ethical and legal issues pertaining to public health. You can develop the skills you need for a career in data quality, information security, and data analysis in a nonprofit or corporate public health setting.

Degree Completion Requirements

  • 181 total quarter credits
    • General education courses (46 cr.)*
    • Core courses (80 cr.)
    • Concentration (30 cr.)
    • Elective courses (20 cr.)
    • Capstone course (5 cr.)

Students may be eligible to transfer up to 135 credits. At least 45 credits must be completed at Walden.

This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 855-646-5286.

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First Term Course

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code HMNT 1001 Course Living and Learning in a Technological World Credits (6 cr.)

Core Courses

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code PUBH 1000 Course Foundations of Public Health Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 1005 Course Context of Healthcare Delivery Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 2120 Course Health Informatics Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 2110 Course Behavioral and Cultural Issues in Healthcare Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PUBH 3000 Course Environmental Health Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PUBH 3100 Course Human Disease and Prevention Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 3100 Course Ethical and Legal Issues in Healthcare Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 3115 Course Public and Global Health Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 4200 Course Principles of Epidemiology Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 4205 Course Introduction to Research Methods and Analysis Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PUBH 4000 Course Public Health Education and Communication Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 4000 Course Introduction to Healthcare Management Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 4105 Course Healthcare Finance and Economics Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PUBH 4030 Course Planning Public Health Programs Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PUBH 4100 Course Evaluating Public Health Programs Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PUBH 4200 Course Public Health Policy for Social Change Credits (5 cr.)

Concentration Courses

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code BUSI 1002 Course Introduction to Management and Leadership Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code ITEC 1010 Course IT Infrastructure Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code ITEC 3020 Course Computer Security Fundamentals Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code CMIS 4301 Course Structure of the Healthcare Industry Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code CMIS 4302 Course Patient Records Practice and Policy Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code CMIS 4303 Course Healthcare Information Systems Applications Credits (5 cr.)

Capstone

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code PUBH 4900 Course Capstone in Public Health Credits (5 cr.)

Elective Courses

Choose four courses from general education, BS in Public Health, or other Walden bachelor’s degree programs. Your elective credits should total 20 to meet your program requirements. You may also be eligible to transfer previous credit to meet your elective requirements. Note on minors: Electives can also be used to complete a six-course minor. Although this program requires fewer than six elective courses, you have the option to complete a minor and graduate with more than the required number of credits for this program.

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