# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Health Informatics Course Description

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Health Informatics (8338/36 weeks) Course Description

Course Description

Course Code:8338
Co-op:Available
Duration:36 weeks
Suggested Grade Levels:10–12
Prerequisites:Cybersecurity Fundamentals (6302/36 weeks)

Students will have the opportunity to explore the importance of safeguarding electronic healthcare information. Students will be introduced to the various technologies and trends that affect the healthcare industry. Health informatics is a rapidly growing field with a projected 21 percent increase in demand for workers throughout the state of Virginia from 2014-2024.* Students will explore aspects of health informatics to include the history of health information technology (IT) in the United States, the Electronic Health Record (EHR), ethical and privacy issues, and cybersecurity and data breaches.

* Source: http://ctetrailblazers.org/labor-market-data/

Career Clusters and Pathways

For federal reporting (choose one)

  • Health Science
    • Health Informatics
    • Support Services
  • Information Technology
    • Information Support and Services

Available Credentials

Upon completion of the course

Certifications

Concentration Sequences

A combination of the course above and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses appropriate to their career pathways.

Check the course description for any course listed below, because some may have a prerequisite.