From the Yale School of Public Health Master of Public Health (MPH)

Health Informatics MasterTrack® Certificate

Take the next step in your biomedical, clinical, and public health career by exploring innovative approaches to data and knowledge management in a live, simulated environment taught by Health Informatics faculty at the Yale School of Public Health.

Earn a powerful university-issued career credential in as little as seven months.

Earn Degree Credit In the event a MasterTrack Student successfully completes the MasterTrack Program and is admitted and matriculates into the Yale School of Public Health MPH, or Online Executive MPH, the University will grant the MasterTrack student two course credits towards the degree program.

About this MasterTrack® Certificate

Skills you will gain

  • Data mining
  • Biomedical informatics
  • Information systems
  • Data security
  • Python programming
  • Health informatics
  • SQL
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Data mining
  • Data analysis
  • Course Mode

    100% online courses

  • Course Fee

    Four payments of $1,250

    Or pay all at once and save 5%

  • Duration

    7 months

  • Course Level

    Intermediate Level

    You should have a Bachelor’s Degree, preferably with basic coding knowledge & quantitative experience.

  • Projects

    4 hands-on projects

  • Course Language


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  • Course Benefits

    Earn degree credit

    After successfully completing this MasterTrack Certificate, you will also be eligible for conditional credit if accepted into the Yale School of Public Health’s MPH graduate degree program.

Interactive Learning Experience

You'll learn through readings, videos, graded assignments, real-world applied projects, and live global classroom sessions.

Live Global Webinars

Live Global Webinars

Feedback from Instructors and Experts

Feedback from Instructors and Experts

Real-World Projects

Real-World Projects

4 Courses in this MasterTrack® Certificate


  • Pre-recorded videos
  • Live sessions and office hours
  • Real-world projects
  • Peer collaboration
  • Web and mobile access

Introduction to Health Informatics, Part 1

Health Informatics is a diverse and varied field. This course provides an introduction to informatics topics pertinent to healthcare and serves as a foundation for other informatics-related courses. Through lectures, discussions, and real-world applications, students will gain foundational knowledge in clinical information systems, biomedical data, health data standards, electronic health records, clinical decision support, health data security and telemedicine.

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe the design, function, and evaluation of clinical information systems
  • Examine the role and utility of data standards in Health Informatics
  • Discuss privacy and confidentiality issues around clinical data
  • Analyze important frameworks for clinical decision making and how this knowledge integrates into clinical decision support systems
Start Starts November 1, 2021
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Industry-relevant hands-on projects to build your portfolio

Health Informatics on Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR)

5 hours per week

What you will learn

  • How to demonstrate understanding of FHIR as a data standard
  • Ways to apply lessons learned related to interoperability challenges
  • Understand and gain experience translation clinical problems into a proposed IT solution

Building a Precision Medicine Infrastructure

5 hours per week

What you will learn

  • Demonstrate understanding of precision medicine and its current challenges
  • Apply concepts related to project-oriented IT development

Linking Ontology to Database

6 hours per week

What you will learn

  • How to integrate MIMIC demo datasets with ontologies to enable richer semantic queries
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Richard Andrew Taylor, MD, MHS

Richard Andrew Taylor, MD, MHS

Associate Professor Term; Associate Director of Informatics and Data Science Research, Center for Medical Informatics; Director, ED Clinical Informatics and Analytics

Kei-Hoi Cheung, PhD

Kei-Hoi Cheung, PhD

Professor of Emergency Medicine

Samah Fodeh-Jarad, PhD

Samah Fodeh-Jarad, PhD

Assistant Professor

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Coursera does not grant academic credit; the decision to grant, accept, or recognize academic credit, and the process for awarding such credit, is at the sole discretion of the academic institutions offering the MasterTrack® Certificate program and/or other institutions that have determined that completion of the program may be worthy of academic credit. Completion of a MasterTrack® Certificate program does not guarantee admission into the full Master’s program referenced herein, or any other degree program.