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Bachelor of Science in Health Studies - Health Informatics

Walden University



The online B.S. in Health Studies - Health Informatics degree Walden University has been created for those individuals who are looking for a program that aid them in developing the knowledge needed for meeting the complex needs of the dramatically growing and chaining health care industry.

As a student in this online health studies degree program, individuals will gain the the knowledge base required to understand and anticipate the continuing changes in the health care industry.

Included in this health studies program are a number of online health informatics courses that will guide students in their study of topics, such as:

  • Communication Skills For Career Development
  • Concepts of Health Promotion
  • Context of Health Care Delivery
  • Principles of Epidemiology
  • Introduction to Research Methods and Analysis
  • Behavioral and Cultural Issues in Health Care
  • Aging Across the Lifespan
  • Health Informatics
  • Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care
  • Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Health Care
  • Current Issues in Healthcare Policy and Practice
  • Public and Global Health
  • Introduction to Information Systems
  • Information Technology Infrastructure
  • Internet Computing
  • Information Security and Privacy
  • Patient Records Practice & Policy
  • Healthcare Information Systems Applications

In this online health studies programs, students will broaden your understanding of the policies, organization, financing and dynamics of the U.S. health care system. Whether you currently work in allied health or are seeking to enter the field, you can leverage your experience and help prepare to take the next step in your career and professional development.

If you are interested in understanding how health care data can be used to reduce costs and improve the quality of care, you can select the Health Informatics concentration. Courses cover the behavioral, cultural, ethical, and legal issues related to improving the underlying health status of the community and the delivery of health care services in a variety of environments. You will explore such timely topics as aging across the lifespan, primary, acute and long-term care, and public and global health. You will also gain a solid foundation in health management, informatics, health promotion and epidemiology.

Students must have a high school diploma or equivalent and be at least 24 years old.

Accreditation Information

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

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