315.862.01 | AY 2013-2014 - 4th Term | 99 Credit(s)
  • Contact Information
  • Course Learning Objectives

    Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

    • apply the skills and competencies learned over the entire certificate curriculum to real world informatics in a public health setting
  • Course Description

    Provides students in the Public Health Informatics Certificate Program with an integrated experience on the use of information technology in a health sciences environment. Students have an opportunity to participate in informatics and information technology issues in real-world settings. Students are placed based on their individual goals and interests and the preceptors’ needs. Students join an active work group and are supervised directly or indirectly by the practicum preceptor. Students already in degree seeking programs may use their required capstone/practicum to count towards their Informatics practicum as long as it is relevant to the field of Informatics.

  • Intended Audience

    Students enrolled in the Public Health Informatics Certificate program.

  • Methods of Assessment

    Grading Policy: Equally weighed final paper, oral presentation and preceptor written evaluation.

    Grading Restrictions: Pass and Fail

  • Prerequisites

    All Public Health Informatics Certificate requirements must be taken before or concurrently with the practicum.

  • Academic Ethics Code

    The code, discussed in the Policy and Procedure Memorandum for Students, March 31, 2002, will be adhered to in this class:

    Students enrolled in the Bloomberg School of Public Health of The Johns Hopkins University assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the University's mission as an institution of higher education. A student is obligated to refrain from acts which he or she knows, or under the circumstances has reason to know, impair the academic integrity of the University. Violations of academic integrity include, but are not limited to: cheating; plagiarism; knowingly furnishing false information to any agent of the University for inclusion in the academic record; violation of the rights and welfare of animal or human subjects in research; and misconduct as a member of either School or University committees or recognized groups or organizations.

  • Disability Support Services

    If you are a student with a documented disability who requires an academic accommodation, please contact Betty H. Addison in the Office of Student Life Services:, 410-955-3034, or 2017 E. Monument Street.