About this Specialization

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Intermediate Level

Some programming experience and an interest in Clinical Data Science are required.

Approx. 2 months to complete

Suggested 11 hours/week

English

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Skills you will gain

Implementation ScienceClinical Text MiningR ProgrammingComputational PhenotypingData Quality Assessment

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Intermediate Level

Some programming experience and an interest in Clinical Data Science are required.

Approx. 2 months to complete

Suggested 11 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English...

How the Specialization Works

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Hands-on Project

Every Specialization includes a hands-on project. You'll need to successfully finish the project(s) to complete the Specialization and earn your certificate. If the Specialization includes a separate course for the hands-on project, you'll need to finish each of the other courses before you can start it.

Earn a Certificate

When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.

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There are 6 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Introduction to Clinical Data Science

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28 ratings
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This course will prepare you to complete all parts of the Clinical Data Science Specialization. In this course you will learn how clinical data are generated, the format of these data, and the ethical and legal restrictions on these data. You will also learn enough SQL and R programming skills to be able to complete the entire Specialization - even if you are a beginner programmer. While you are taking this course you will have access to an actual clinical data set and a free, online computational environment for data science hosted by our Industry Partner Google Cloud. At the end of this course you will be prepared to embark on your clinical data science education journey, learning how to take data created by the healthcare system and improve the health of tomorrow's patients....
Course2

Clinical Data Models and Data Quality Assessments

4.0
5 ratings
1 reviews
This course aims to teach the concepts of clinical data models and common data models. Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to interpret and evaluate data model designs using Entity-Relationship Diagrams (ERDs), differentiate between data models and articulate how each are used to support clinical care and data science, and create SQL statements in Google BigQuery to query the MIMIC3 clinical data model and the OMOP common data model....
Course3

Identifying Patient Populations

This course teaches you the fundamentals of computational phenotyping, a biomedical informatics method for identifying patient populations. In this course you will learn how different clinical data types perform when trying to identify patients with a particular disease or trait. You will also learn how to program different data manipulations and combinations to increase the complexity and improve the performance of your algorithms. Finally, you will have a chance to put your skills to the test with a real-world practical application where you develop a computational phenotyping algorithm to identify patients who have hypertension. You will complete this work using a real clinical data set while using a free, online computational environment for data science hosted by our Industry Partner Google Cloud....
Course4

Clinical Natural Language Processing

This course teaches you the fundamentals of clinical natural language processing. In this course you will learn practical techniques for extracting information stored in text-based portions of electronic medical records....

Instructors

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Laura K. Wiley, PhD

Assistant Professor
Division of Biomedical Informatics and Personalized Medicine, Anschutz Medical Campus
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Michael G. Kahn, MD, PhD

Professor of Clinical Informatics
Department of Pediatrics, Anschutz Medical Campus

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Yes! To get started, click the course card that interests you and enroll. You can enroll and complete the course to earn a shareable certificate, or you can audit it to view the course materials for free. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. Visit your learner dashboard to track your progress.

  • This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.

  • Unfortunately at this time we can only allow students who have access to Google services (i.e., a gmail account) to complete the specialization. This is because we give students access to real clinical data and our privacy protections only allow data sharing through the Google BigQuery environment.

  • The specialization will take approximately 6 months to complete. However students can take the specialization at their own pace.

  • Some experience or awareness of programming and statistical concepts are helpful. However, Course 1 - Introduction to Clinical Data Science, provides learners with enough training in SQL and R to complete the specialization.

  • We highly recommend that you take Course 1 - Introduction to Clinical Data Science, first as it is meant to provide basic training and information useful for Courses 2-6. Although you may take Course 2-6 in any order, it may be helpful to take them sequentially.

  • This Specialization doesn't carry university credit, but some universities may choose to accept Specialization Certificates for credit. Check with your institution to learn more. Additionally, certification in this specialization may enhance professional credentials and attribute to new jobs, salary increases, or promotions.

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