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Online Health Information Literacy for Data Analytics Specialization on Coursera

Created by UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education and hosted on the Coursera platform, this is an online course consisting of pre-recorded video lectures, auto-graded and peer-reviewed assignments and community discussion forums. This specialization program is self-paced and designed to help you master a specific career skill in as little as 4-6 months.

This Specialization is intended for data and technology professionals with no previous health care experience who are seeking for an industry change to work with healthcare data. Through four courses, you will identify the types, sources, and challenges of healthcare data along with methods for selecting and preparing data for analysis. You will examine the range of healthcare data sources and compare terminology, including administrative, clinical, insurance claims, patient-reported and external data. You will complete a series of hands-on assignments to model data and to evaluate questions of efficiency and effectiveness in healthcare. This Specialization will prepare you to be able to transform raw healthcare data into actionable information.


Brian Paciotti is a data scientist at the Clinical and Translation Science Center at UC Davis. He has more than 10 years of experience working as a senior researcher and data scientist for government health departments and UC Davis. Paciotti is a recipient of UC Davis Extension's Outstanding Service Award.
Douglas Berman has over 25 years of experience working with data in the healthcare industry. He has worked in a variety of healthcare environments including: start-ups, health plans, HMOs and academic medical centers. He has had a hand in developing computer systems for clinical trials, operational and financial analysis for a large national HMO, development of call centers to support patient care, implementation of data warehouses for large EHR implementations and supporting teams of research.

Online Schedule

Jan 01 to Mar 31

Section Notes

This Specialization consists of 4 courses on the Coursera platform:

  • Healthcare Data Literacy
  • Healthcare Data Models
  • Healthcare Data Quality and Governance
  • Analytical Solutions to Common Healthcare Problems

Enrollments are accepted on a continuous basis. Complete this specialization at your own pace. For more information on Coursera online courses, including enrollment policies and technical requirements, please visit


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