Graduate Certificate in Clinical Informatics (GCCI)
The goal of this 11-month, 9-credit online certificate program is to provide healthcare professionals with foundational knowledge and skills to assume or strengthen roles on clinical informatics teams in healthcare organizations and to lead the design, planning, and implementation of various clinical informatics solutions. The program leverages active learning strategies for clinicians to apply their clinical knowledge and develop deep technology literacy to enable collaboration with technology teams, and tailor technology to the clinical context. Students in this program work collaboratively on real-world-type projects that incorporate current informatics best practices, theories, standards, and recent/seminal literature.
What makes the program unique?
Individuals who complete this program will have a solid foundational knowledge of clinical informatics and will be exposed to the design, planning, and implementation of various clinical informatics solutions.
This foundational knowledge will help graduates to:
- Collaborate effectively with technical teams in healthcare organizations
- Communicate functional and design requirements to technical teams
- Elicit information from clinicians to articulate technical needs
- Lead local clinical informatics projects in healthcare organizations
- Navigate implications of design and project decisions
The Graduate Certificate Program in Clinical informatics consists of 3 required courses (9 credits) to be completed over 11 months. Academic credits earned toward the certificate are often transferable to other graduate degrees.
This Program is 100% online. Students will engage in 2-3 hours of online synchronous class once per week and engage in 3-6 hours of course work and/or assignments per week (5-9 hours in total).
Course content will be offered through the UBC Canvas System and UBC Accredited Zoom. The delivery will include a blend of synchronous and asynchronous learning. Students will review journal articles, view video lectures, complete course-specific assignments, and engage in facilitated discussions during synchronous classes.