MS in Health Informatics & AnalyticsAcademic Resources

New Students: Get Started on your Required Coursework for the Fall!

Several required coursework assignments for your first course, ‘Preparing for Online Study’, are already accessible on LinkedIn Learning!

Log in to your free FIU LinkedIn Learning account to access the five required assignments linked below. Download and save each completion certificate for submission during classes.

  1. Time Management Tips – by David Crenshaw
  2. Improve your Teamwork Skills – Learning Path Certificate
  3. Learning Excel 2016 by David Rivers
  4. PivotTables for Beginners by Dave Ludwig
  5. Business Writing Principles by Judy Steiner Williams

The following are areas of knowledge and skills that serve as a critical foundation for success in the Master of Science in Health Informatics program. Reinforce your foundation in these areas before starting the program.

Useful Resources for Online Students

Improve time management skills. Take advantage of useful tools like Trello, GTD, and Outlook.

Faculty-Recommended Resources

We encourage you to review the recommended resources below, to help strengthen your skillsets and specific knowledge areas, that you will apply during the program.

Online Resources
Foundation Area
(level of knowledge recommended)
Example Resources
Health IT Overview
(intermediate level)
View information about Health IT basics here
Review the Health Informatics Forum MOOC – Introduction to Health Informatics
Become familiar with Health IT terminology
Academic Writing
(advanced level)
Review basic principles of college-level writing and
visit FIU Center for Excellence in Writing
Reference tool for reports, citations, reference lists
Become familiar with Microsoft Word plugin tools such as Grammarly
Library Skills View FIU’s Library Guide
Learn how to locate articles at FIU Libraries
Visit the health sciences databases
(basic level)
General Statistics Concepts
Statistics Foundations: The Basics
Statistics Playlist from Khan Academy
(basic level)
Take the SQL course here
Microsoft Excel
(intermediate level)
Assess your Excel level here
Microsoft Access
(basic level)
Take the Access course here
Microsoft PowerPoint
(intermediate level)
View learning resources here
See Powerpoint help resources for functions such as; how to create professional PPTS that are not just bullet lists, voice over Powerpoint, and use of the design ideas function.
Microsoft Word
(intermediate level)
View learning resources here
See Word help resources for functions such as; setting up tables, using style guides, and creating a table of contents.
Six Sigma Green Belt Collecting VOC (voice of the customer)

Join the Health Informatics Community

Becoming a part of the Health Informatics community is a key part of your health informatics learning experience. We encourage you to immerse yourself in networking, professional education, and career advancement opportunities offered through the community even before you begin your academic journey.

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