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Distance Education and Certificates in Biomedical Informatics

Distance Learning Opportunities

Certificate of Completion in Biomedical Informatics 

Certificate program offered through The Ohio State University's Department of Biomedical Informatics. This certificate is designed for non-informatics professionals to train informatics-literate clinicians and researchers and give a broad understanding of the field of biomedical informatics.

​The certificate program for the Department of Biomedical Informatics is entirely online.

The program is 5 courses long (15 credit hours), including core coursework (3 courses; 9 credit hours) followed by specialization coursework in a focus area of the student's choice (2 courses; 6 credit hours).

Students will take one-to-two courses per semester in an online format, in-person courses cannot be substituted. It is expected that each certificate take one-to-two years (4-5 academic semesters) to complete.

​The curriculum is laid out as follows:

Core Curriculum:
BMI 5710 - Introduction to Biomedical Informatics
BMI 5750 - Methods in Biomedical Informatics
BMI 5760 - Public Health Informatics

Specialization Tracks and Curriculum: Students may choose from the following paths:
  • Clinical Informatics
BMI 7040 - Introduction to Clinical Informatics
BMI 5770 - Health Analytics
  • Clinical Research Informatics
BMI 5740 - Introduction to Research Informatics
BMI 7810 - Design and Methodological Studies in BMI
  • Health Analytics
BMI 5770 - Health Analytics
BMI 7810 - Design and Methodological Studies in BMI
  • Translational Bioinformatics
BMI 5730 - Introduction to Bioinformatics
BMI 5740 - Introduction to Research Informatics

Please note that individuals must complete all core curriculum before moving on to their designated focus area. 
A background in the basic sciences, medicine, or computational sciences is ideally preferred. If you are interested in pursuing a certificate, but are worried you might not meet the qualifications, please contact us to see which options might be available for you.
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