Online Science of Health Care Delivery Graduate Certificate
The graduate certificate in the science of health care delivery focuses on solving critical issues in the health system. As part of the health care certificate curriculum, you’ll build abilities in promoting safe, patient-centered and cost-effective care. You’ll also explore connections between clinical care, health care theory and business while pursuing an area of focus.
Next start date: 08/18/2022
Total classes: 5
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 15
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What is health care delivery?
Health care delivery is a wide-ranging topic that encompasses all aspects of how individuals and populations access medical care, from finance and economics to providers, agencies, institutions and more.
In Arizona State University’s health care certificate program online, you’ll imagine new possibilities for how health care systems, processes, leadership and management can be optimized to improve patient outcomes. The curriculum also encourages you to explore new solutions for lowering health care costs and promoting better health outcomes across entire populations.
Chart your own course through the health care delivery program
This online health care certificate is designed to help you address gaps in the health care system and ultimately improve patient care. You’ll take required courses covering health care economics and policy, health care systems and population health. You’ll then take additional classes in a chosen focus area that relates to your career goals. You’ll select one of the following tracks as a focus area:
- Clinical informatics.
- Quality and process improvement.
If you choose to follow the process improvement track, you’ll study the Six Sigma Green Belt curriculum, earning the opportunity to take the certification exam. Also, all 15 credits of this certificate can be applied to our online Master of Science in science of health care delivery program, if you later desire to complete the full degree.
Does my health care delivery certificate say 'online'?
No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.
Health care certificate courses
The curriculum in this program is designed to explore health care delivery from multiple perspectives and build essential foundational knowledge in all aspects of the field. Classwork in this health care certificate covers domains such as health care management, health economics and policy, population health, systems engineering, informatics and leadership. Classes are taught by experienced faculty who are industry leaders, policymakers, clinicians, economists and administrators in the field. Featured courses include:
Health Care Systems and Design
Health Economics, Policy and Payment Models
Biostatistics and Data Management
Clinical Decision Support and Evidence-Based Medicine
Fundamentals of Health Informatics
Leadership and Professionalism
What can I do with this health care certificate?
Health care certificate admission requirements
Applicants to the graduate certificate program in the science of health care delivery must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the College of Health Solutions.
A global institution for health care education
At the College of Health Solutions, students and faculty research solutions to pressing global health challenges while preparing the health workforce of the future. Ongoing partnerships with the medical community offer students access to professional resources and networking opportunities with Mayo Clinic, Banner Health, HonorHealth, Dignity Health and more.