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Integrated Health Systems, Adv. Crt.

Application Deadline

Rolling admission

Next start date

January 23, 2017

Cost per credit hour


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As health systems change, there is a growing need for professionals who understand how new technology affects patient and medical personnel. Deepen your knowledge of information systems, human-computer interaction and communications methods in a healthcare setting.

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What you will study: 

Gain skills that transcend fields through working with faculty in programs such as Computer Science, Communications Studies and Graphic Design. The Integrated Health Systems certificate teaches you the skills needed to improve user interaction and communication with health information technology and systems. Learn to develop programs, tools, and ideas that will enhance the exchange of information between people, functions, and facilities, giving you the opportunity, alongside clinicians, to help make healthcare more efficient and better serve all constituencies.

  • HCI 500 - Introduction to Human Computer Interaction, credit: 3
  • HCI 571 - Introduction to Health Information Systems, credit: 3
  • BRC 521 - Social Networks and the Web, credit: 3
  • HCI 691 - HCI Internship, credit: 3

Read more in the 2016-2017 Graduate Catalog.

For those already working in health institutions, getting this graduate certificate gives students the opportunity for advancement in their workplace.
Dr. Isabelle Bichindaritz, Associate Professor

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Learning outcomes: 

Upon graduation you will be prepared for the growing healthcare market, which needs professionals who understand the psychological, cultural and social changes that come along with adopting new technology. Credits from this program may be applied towards SUNY Oswego’s Human-Computer Interaction or Biomedical and Health Informatics master’s degree.

User Interface Designer

Health Information Manager

Systems Analyst

Admission Requirements: 
Official transcript
Purpose statement
Two letters of recommendation
Application fee