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Our program was among the first to partner with the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) to provide their 10x10 certification.
MSBI Program graduates were among the first group of physicians in the nation to become board certified in clinical informatics.
MSBI Program students have completed internship and practicum experiences at many sites including Cleveland Clinic Florida, Palmetto General Hospital, National Institutes of Health, and Mayo Clinic.
The Biomedical Informatics Program is growing with faculty positions currently available.
Our students have won the South Florida Chapter Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Scholarship three times.
As a part of the Biomedical Informatics Program’s Academic Organizational Affiliate status with the Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS), all full time students are entitled to a free HIMSS membership!
The Biomedical Informatics Program was ranked No. 6 out of 25 on BestMedicalDegrees.com’s 2015 list of Best Value Online Master’s in Health Informatics and Health Information Management.
NSU's Biomedical Informatics Program was was the first graduate program in health informatics in the state of Florida.
"NSU's M.S.B.I. program gave me the tools and knowledge to navigate the health informatics industry with confidence. It prepared me to provide meaningful contributions to seasoned professionals and organizations. Two years after graduation my relationship with the program is still going strong."
Teresa Blanco, M.S.B.I., (’12), Charge Services Support Analyst at Cerner Corporation
"Tons of work to reach this simple goal: 'The right information, to the right person, at the right time.' The healthcare industry is not there yet, but with programs such as NSU’s Biomedical Informatics program, it will be soon."
April M. Green, M.S.B.I., ('13), Clinical Integration Specialist at Holy Cross Hospital
"This program allowed me to gain the experience that I needed in order to follow the career path that I wanted to take."
Anthony Meglino, N.C.P., M.S.B.I.,(’14), NextGen EHR Template Developer Consultant at Dell
"The program helped me turn an adversary into an opportunity. Tenacity and a strong drive led to my success in the M.S.B.I. program and in my world."
Stephen Amoah, M.S.B.I. (’14), Ph.D. Student
"The faculty and staff of the NSU MS in Biomedical Informatics program are amazing! I was nervous to enroll in this program because I had little knowledge of the healthcare industry. With preparation from the pre-requisite courses, I was able to obtain an entry level position in healthcare. Approaching the end of the program, I was able to obtain a promising healthcare IT position, where I could effectively contribute my knowledge and skills at a large healthcare organization."
Kenneth Simpson, Current Student, Application System Analyst II at University of Maryland Medical System
"Certainly, I had such an amazing experience[with my practicum],where I could put what I've learned into practice and also I've explored other learning possibilities and gained some new skills. "
Eswald Fertil, Current Student
Congratulations to alum Tracy Eckerle for passing the ANCC Certification for Informatics Nursing!
Congratulations to student Tanny Schertzer for winning the 2016 South Florida Chapter HIMSS Foundation Scholarship!
Congratulations to student Mark Carnemolla for winning the 2011 South Florida Chapter HIMSS Foundation Scholarship!
Congratulations to alum Monty Islam for winning the 2012 South Florida Chapter HIMSS Scholarship!
Congratulations to student Jacques Orces, D.O. for passing the clinical informatics subspecialty board exam administered by the American Board of Preventive Medicine!
Congratulations to alum Danielle Oryn, D.O. for passing the clinical informatics subspecialty board exam administered by the American Board of Preventive Medicine!
Congratulations to alum James Seltzer, D.O. for passing the clinical informatics subspecialty board exam administered by the American Board of Preventive Medicine!
Congratulations to student Monica Terrazas on winning a Broward Women's Alliance scholarship!
Congratulations to alum Darnell Smith for passing the ANCC Certification for Informatics Nursing!
Congratulations to student Monica Terrazas for winning the 2017 South Florida Chapter HIMSS Foundation Scholarship!
The Public Health Informatics Certificate is designed to enable students to acquire the core knowledge that applies to the fundamentals, principles, and practice of public health informatics. This certificate option consists of 18 credit hours of graduate level courses which are presented using on-line technology.
If after taking courses in the certificate program, a certificate-seeking student decides to pursue the M.S. degree, the student must submit a new and complete application to become a degree-seeking student, and must meet all requirements for admission to the M.S. program. Previous coursework taken as a certificate seeking student does not guarantee acceptance into the M.S. degree-seeking program. If accepted into the degree program, credits with the prefix MI taken as a certificate seeking student will be automatically applied towards the degree.
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Students must successfully complete:
No. of Credits: 3
Description: This on-line, interactive course is an introductory survey of the discipline of biomedical informatics. This course will introduce the student to the use of computers for processing, organizing, retrieving and utilizing biomedical information at the molecular, biological system, clinical and healthcare organization levels. The course is targeted at individuals with varied backgrounds including medical, nursing, pharmacy, administration, and computer science. The course will describe essential concepts in biomedical informatics that are derived from medicine, computer science and the social sciences.
Description: This course covers from basic to intermediate knowledge of the concept, the design and the implementation of database applications in healthcare. Students will study tools and data models for designing databases such as E-R Model and SQL. The course also covers Relational DBMS systems such as SQL Server, Access, Oracle and mySQL. Besides, database connectivity design (essential in data-driven web development) and database administration will also be introduced.
Students will practice designing, developing and implementing a test relational online health IT database application (myHealth) through a comprehensive project that contains the above topics.
At the end of the course, student will be able to:
This course focuses on the principles and reasoning underlying modern biostatistics and on inferential techniques commonly used in public health research. Students will be able to apply basic inferential methods in research endeavors and improve their abilities to understand the data analysis of health-related research articles.
Examines basic principles and methods of modern epidemiology used to assess disease causation and distribution. Students develop conceptual and analytical skills to measure association and risk, conduct epidemiological surveillance, evaluate screening and diagnostic test, as well as investigate disease outbreaks and epidemics.
Description: Public health informatics is the systematic application of information and computer science and technology to public health practice, research and learning. This course focuses on developing the knowledge and skills of systemic application of information, computer science, and technology to public health practice. Students will acquire a basic understanding of informatics in public health practice, and be able to apply the skills of using some informatics tools in public health practices.
Description: This course will introduce students to geographic information systems (GIS) to map and spatially analyze public health and demographic data. Students will learn the fundamentals of the ArcMap software system and ways to integrate cartography into biomedical informatics practice. Beyond use of GIS for cartography, this course will also examine ethical issues and methods of analyzing demographic and spatial health patterns using GIS and demography analysis methods. The versatility of GIS in a public health setting will be examined and will include exercises involving GIS applications in health marketing, demography, epidemiology, and health care systems. For example, we will look at how different socioeconomic groups use urban spaces differently in terms of transportation and how these differences in navigation impact contact points for health marketing. Other issues covered in the class will be the ethics of GIS, manipulation of data, sources of data, and understanding some commonly used public health datasets such as the YRBS, BRFSS, and US Census.
Test results must be sent directly from the testing agency to the center you applied. Proof of English language competency can also be in the form of successful completion of a degree at an approved U.S. institution of higher education.
Students have a maximum of five years to complete the program. The expected average completion time is 2-4 terms.
Tuition is $714 per credit hour for the 2018-2019 academic year. A Health Professions Division student access fee of $145 is required each year. An NSU student service fee of $500 is charged each term that a student is registered for 4 or more credits. Students registered for less than 4 credits are charged $250. Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice.
Books and supplies for 18 credit hours are estimated at $4,152. Room and board is estimated as follows: