In this 2019 paper published in Frontiers in Public Health, Wholey et al. propose a curriculum for an effective and modern public health informatics (PHI) higher education program. Drawing competencies from computer, information, and organizational sciences, the researchers provide program design objectives, competencies, and challenges involved in implementing such a curriculum focused on the professional role of the informatician. Based on the information systems program of Carnegie Mellon, the authors report that their proposed curriculum has already seen success with its implementation at the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota. They conclude that the proposed curriculum "is a starting point," keeping in mind that practices, knowledge, and technology change often, requiring program vigilance for improvement to best ensure "an effective and relevant workforce that can navigate the changing trends of public health to improve population health."
This is a Doane University-created course that is released on the edX platform. The self-paced three-week course is designed to help learners "[g]ain an understanding of how healthcare informatics is deployed in diverse healthcare systems around the world." The course is free to take, with a Verified Certificate of completion available for $149. (The course is also part of a Healthcare Administration MicroMasters program.) The course requires on average five to ten hours a week of effort.
This is a collection of free online introductory laboratory informatics courses developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL). The first two courses follow the journey of a specimen through the laboratory and explores the generation and transmission of data and results within and outside of the laboratory. A third course on laboratory informatics systems is in development. Participants can earn Professional Acknowledgment for Continuing Education® (P.A.C.E.®) credits upon completion.