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BA in Health and Human Services - Health Care Informatics Systems

The Bachelor of Arts in Health and Human Services with a specialization in Health Care Informatics Systems at Ashford University was designed to show students how to use data and health information to improve healthcare. For more information about this online bachelor's degree program, continue reading.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Arts in Health and Human Services with a Health Care Informatics Systems Specialization

School Offering Program:

Ashford University

Degree Level:

Bachelor's

Program Prerequisites:

Applicants to this program should be interested in health care services, how to provide them to different people in different circumstances, and interested in the role of data in accomplishing these goals. Applicants to Ashford University must have completed a high school diploma or equivalent; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Health and Human Services with a specialization in Health Care Informatics Systems program includes coursework focuses on providing physical and mental health care and human services to diverse populations and individuals. Students may study the socioeconomic, political and social issues associated with health and human services, as well as ethical issues associated with these services. The Health Care Informatics Systems concentration courses cover topics in electronic health records, health care informatics fundamentals, and how health care data is analyzed. A capstone course completes this program.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

120 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Ashford University offers students several payment options, including cash plans, employer tuition reimbursement, direct employer billing, and military tuition assistance. Qualifying students may be eligible for financial aid.

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

http://ashforddisclosures.com/

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Required Courses for the Bachelor of Arts in Health and Human Services with a specialization in Health Care Informatics Systems

Students in the BA in Health and Human Services - Health Care Informatics Systems program must complete 120 credits. Requirements include major courses, general education courses, electives, and 4 concentration rouses. Please contact Ashford University before enrolling in a program, as degree programs and course options are subject to change.

General Education Courses

  • Personal Dimensions of Education
  • Digital Literacy for Life & the Workplace
  • English Composition I
  • Information Literacy
  • English Composition II
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Introduction to Film
  • Informal Logic
  • Ethics & Moral Reasoning
  • American National Government
  • Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
  • Our Dependence upon Environment
  • Intermediate Algebra
  • General Education Capstone

Health and Human Services Major Courses Courses

  • Introduction to Human Services
  • Communication Skills for Health & Human Service Personnel
  • Health & Human Services Culture: The Helping Relationship
  • Introduction to Health Care
  • Social Implications of Medical Issues
  • Community & Public Health
  • Cultural Awareness in the Human Services
  • Special Populations
  • Contemporary Issues, Trends, Health Law Ethics in Health & Human Services
  • Introduction to Health Informatics
  • Research Methods in Health & Human Services
  • Health & Human Services Capstone

Health Care Informatics Systems Specialization (12 credits)

  • Electronic Health Records
  • Introduction to Health Informatics
  • Health Informatics - A Systems Perspective
  • Analyzing Healthcare Data

Elective Course Requirements

  • Open electives

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

http://ashforddisclosures.com/

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

After completing the Bachelor of Arts in Health and Human Services with a specialization in Health Care Informatics Systems at Ashford University, students may be interested in continuing their education in related master's degree programs. Graduate degrees may provide graduates with the skills and knowledge needed for advanced positions or additional employment opportunities in public health, health care, or public administration.

Master's degree options for graduates include (but are not limited to):

  • Master of Arts in Health Care Administration
  • Master of Public Health
  • Master of Arts in Human Services

Career Paths:

The courses and training provided in Ashford University's BA in Health and Human Services program could prepare graduates to apply for non-management and non-clinical health positions. Those who have completed the Health Care Informatics Systems specialization may be considered for positions involving data analysis and how informatics can be used to improved health care.

Graduates may be able to pursue position in these industries:

  • Community health service
  • Family support work
  • Disability service
  • Elder and day care

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

http://ashforddisclosures.com/

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