Elective Course

As health and healthcare digitizes, the potential to better monitor, target and respond to the needs of populations increases. However, the exponential growth in health information technologies, and associated consumer products, has created an informatics skills gap for even veteran population health professionals. This course provides both a hands-on introduction and conceptual foundation for public health informatics. Students will work with open source surveillance data sets, apply standard terminologies and vocabularies, while furthering their understanding of the intersection of public health practice and informatics. This course will prove valuable for any student tasked with evaluating new data sets for monitoring the health of populations.