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Telehealth and Health Informatics Certificate
Telehealth and Health Informatics Certificate
This certificate will prepare undergraduate students to have fundamental skills needed for telehealth and health informatics. Telehealth is the distribution of health-related services via electronic and telecommunication technology. Health Informatics is the storage and use of health care information to foster better collaboration among various health-related providers.
Telehealth as a delivery method for health care has existed with limited uptake since the 1970s, but because of the coronavirus pandemic telehealth, use of telehealth and health informatics has exploded. Telehealth, as a mode of delivery of health care is part of the larger domain of Health Informatics.
Developed in collaboration with the Multi-Interprofessional Center for Health Informatics (MICHI) at UTA.
The telehealth certificate consists of 3 courses (or 9 semester credit hours). One course per semester is offered.
Currently no pre-requisites are required, but human anatomy and physiology is recommended.
Telehealth and Health Informatics Certificate Courses
|NURS-HI 3359 Introduction to Health Informatics||Offered annually in fall semester|
|NURS-HI 3360 Interprofessional Collaborative Practice||Offered annually in spring semester|
|NURS-HI 3358 Fundamental Telehealth Skills||Offered annually in 11-week summer semester|
Students applying directly to the certificate program:
Basic admission requirements must be met before a student can be accepted. Prospective students must apply to the university through the Office of Admissions, pay the application fee, and submit official transcripts to the UT Arlington’s Admission’s Office. The Admission’s Office is also responsible for calculating the admission GPA. All steps necessary to complete an application (i.e. submitting transcripts, paying fees) must be completed prior to progressing in the application process.
Students adding the certificate to their degree program:
This certificate is available to upper-division undergraduate students of any major. Students interested in having the certificate added to their program plan should email firstname.lastname@example.org
Students should review and familiarize themselves with the UTA Undergraduate requirements found in the catalog at University Requirements & Policies < University of Texas Arlington (uta.edu).
Undergraduate education requires students to have dedicated time to devote to studying, completing assignments, and other course work. Students are encouraged to consider their work schedules and commitments considering the demands of the program and adjust accordingly. Commitments which compete with undergraduate study may result in suboptimal academic performance and place the student in academic jeopardy.
Study Time Recommendations
In general, for every-one semester credit hour of enrollment a student should allocate 3 hours of study time outside of class. For example, a 3 semester credit hours course, may reasonably require 9 hours of study time, outside of class, plus any time needed to complete internships.
Students are encouraged to evaluate their energy level, familial and personal obligations, and school commitments before starting their degree program.
Students seeking financial assistance, should review Scholarships and MAV ScholarShop resources.
Students should review the academic calendar prior to enrolling and prepare accordingly.
E-tutoring is available for all undergraduate students experiencing academic difficulty. Please visit Online Tutoring - Division of Student Success - The University of Texas at Arlington (uta.edu) for more information.
Top Five Tips from Students to be Successful
- You must manage your time well, stay organized, and use a calendar.
- Limit the number of hours you work to 16 per week. This will allow you to complete the assignments and really learn the information.
- Study EVERY day. Plan to study a minimum of 20-30 minutes EACH day for EACH course. Daily studying will help you retain the information.
- Use the resources available to you. This includes faculty, peer mentors, academic advisors, family, and friends. They can support and encourage you.
- And, to be successful, stay positive, take care of yourself, and believe in yourself!
Test Taking Skills
To be the most successful on college level exams, you must know the material and understand how to apply the information on a test. Good test taking strategies DO NOT replace knowledge, but they can enhance your ability to do well on tests when you are well informed.
The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, Inc (HIMSS) designated the University of Texas at Arlington as a HIMSS Approved Education Partner.