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Population and public health informatics is an emerging interdisciplinary field focusing on the use of informatics methods and tools to improve population and public health practice and research. This online course provides an introduction to the field through exposure to core concepts of public health, epidemiology, and informatics, as well as an examination of public health informatics initiatives. At the completion of the course students will be able to: 1) describe the mission & practice of public health & identify opportunities to advance population and public health using informatics methods and tools. 2) Describe fundamental informatics principles, such as business process modeling & their application to public health 3) Examine standards relevant to population health 4) Describe the current & evolving relationship between clinical & public health systems, including needs, challenges and opportunities and issues concerning Meaningful Use initiatives. 6) Examine roles required to develop and manage public health informatics projects and systems.