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Healthcare and Public Health Analytics

  • Average Cost
  • Specialized Studies Program
  • Format

    12 months

     Course Schedule


In partnership with
UCI Program in Public Health UCI Donald Bren School of Information & Computer Science UCI Institute of Clinical & Translational Science

The Healthcare and Public Health Analytics specialized studies program is ideal for individuals who want to pursue or advance their career in the healthcare, public health, and information and digital technology fields. The program is designed for those looking to gain analytical skills to transform data into valuable insights to support evidence-based decision making. Using data analytics in healthcare and public health settings can improve patient and population health outcomes, lower costs, improve the quality, safety, and equity of care, enhance system performance for healthcare delivery and population health management, and optimize business operations.

Learn health informatics and advanced analytics while discovering data sources and assets, digital health strategy, and data acquisition and management. Develop data mining applications for healthcare and public health to visualize, analyze, and implement informatics solutions for healthcare delivery and population health management. Study and deploy artificial intelligence and machine-learning solutions to improve patient care, population health, and business outcomes. Additional topics include clinical decision support systems, security and privacy, data governance, digital health, telehealth, and wearable devices.

Who Should Enroll

  • Healthcare administrators and public health officials
  • Clinicians, medical assistants, healthcare consultants, and other healthcare workers in hospitals, medical groups, clinics, and community care centers
  • Employees of public health agencies, community health organizations, and other types of organizations that have a public health focus
  • Employees in life science, health science, medical insurance, pharma industries, and other relevant fields
  • Data analysts, health informaticians, and technical specialists

Career Insight

Occupational summary for Medical and Health Services Managers in the US. Source: Lightcast™ 2022

Annual Job Openings
Projected Growth
Salary for Highly Experienced Professionals
(Median Salary $102k)

Program Benefits

  • Define the core competencies for health informatics and health data analytics professionals
  • Make the connection between business goals and data analytics, including data strategy and data governance
  • Explain the general functions, purposes, and benefits of health informatics and health data analytics in various healthcare and public health settings
  • Utilize appropriate tools and techniques to acquire, manage, analyze, and interpret health data
  • Leverage data to improve quality and safety of patient care delivery
  • Leverage data to inform decision and policy making in public and population health

Course Schedule

Required Courses

Healthcare Analytics (2.50 Units)
Health Data Acquisition, Analysis and Management
  to be scheduled    
Public Health Informatics
    to be scheduled  
Data Visualization & AI Machine Learning
      to be scheduled

Course schedules are subject to change. Individual courses may be taken without enrolling in the full program.

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Academic Calendar

Event Fall 2023 Winter 2024 Spring 2024 Summer 2024
Registration Begins (after 2pm PT) Jul 13 Oct 19 Jan 18 Apr 18
Courses Begin* (week of) Sep 25 Jan 8 Apr 1 Jun 24
Courses End* (week of) Dec 11 Mar 18 Jun 10 Sep 9
Administrative Holidays Nov 10, Nov 23-24, Dec 25-26, Jan 1-2 Jan 15, Feb 19 Mar 29, May 27 Jun 19, Jul 4, Sep 2

*Actual dates may vary by program.

Learn How To Earn Your Certificate

Earn a Certificate

Apply to become a candidate for the program A Declaration of Candidacy is required to establish candidacy in this program. Complete the application and pay the application and candidacy fee of $125 (non-refundable). Learn more about benefits of becoming a candidate. Candidacy is not required to enroll into individual course in a program.

A candidate in the program is awarded a specialized studies certificate upon the successful completion of four (4) required courses totaling 10 units, each with a letter grade of “C” or better. All requirements must be completed within five (5) years after the student enrolls in their first course. To receive the Certified Digital Certificate after completing all the program requirements, students must submit the Request for Certificate to initiate the certificate audit process. Students not pursuing the certificate are welcome to take as many individual courses as they wish.

Career Advancement Network (CAN)

We are proud to provide our certificate students and alumni with newly enhanced career services that include one-on-one coaching, technology tools, webinars and workshops, networking events, mentorship/internship opportunities, and a rich collection of free online career resources. Learn more.

English Proficiency Requirement
All certificate programs at UCI Division of Continuing Education (classroom and online formats) require professional-level English language proficiency in listening and note-taking, reading comprehension and vocabulary, written expression, and oral presentation.