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SLIM Health Information Professionals Certificate

Become a health information professional

Health Information Professionals Certificate

The Health Information Professionals (HIP) Certificate includes 18 credit hours of specialized courses in the context of health information science. To guide students who are pursuing HIP as their learning objective and career goal, this graduate certificate program focuses on learning the fundamentals of health-related information resources and services in varied settings (e.g., libraries, hospitals, clinics, medical research centers, healthcare consulting firms, etc.). The course content largely covers health sciences librarianship, evidence-based practice and resources, health information technology applications (e.g., health informatics and health information retrieval and systems), and barriers of equitable access to health information resources and services (e.g., minority health, health disparities, and health-related social injustice).

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Course Requirements (total 18 credit hours)

LI 800: Introduction to Informatics, 3 hours

LI 819: Information Retrieval, 3 hours

LI 833: Resources and Services for Diverse Populations, 3 hours

LI 881: Health Sciences Librarianship, 3 hours

LI 886: Consumer Health Information, 3 hours

HIP Current Issues or Special Topics

Select 3 credit hours from this list:

LI 825: Special Topics in Diversity and Inclusion (1–3 hours)

LI 828: Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Response for Information Professionals (3 hours)

LI 861: Current Issues in Information Transfer (1–3 hours)

LI 862: Current Issues in Technology (1–3 hours)

LI 863: Current Issues in Management in Information Organizations (1–3 hours)

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