Masters Degree Program
The Health Informatics Masters Degree program has been designed to efficiently provide training in Health Informatics. The program delivers advanced training in informatics to professionals who want to redirect their careers to become a health informaticist, as well as those who are interested in integrating health informatics expertise in their current professional roles.
The masters degree requirements include a mandatory research project and thesis, with a goal of producing work that may be published in peer-reviewed journals. Possibilities for projects will include research in areas such as disease management and the Internet, decision support, the human-computer interaction and interfaces, the electronic medical record, HIPAA, telemedicine, standardized medical terminology and messaging systems, security of health care systems, and the privacy of patient data.
Total of 43 units of credit are required for the Masters Degree:
- 15 units of required core courses
- 19 units of approved elective courses
- 9 units (minimum) of MHI 299 "Research in Health Informatics"
Required core courses:
MHI 210 4 units Introduction to Health Informatics
MHI 202 4 units Computer Based Patient Records
MHI 209 4 units Clinical Data Acquisition and Analysis
MHI 290 1 unit Fall Seminar in Health Informatics
MHI 290 1 unit Winter Seminar in Health Informatics
MHI 290 1 unit Spring Seminar in Health Informatics
- 9 units of research (minimum)
MHI 299 1 unit Research in Health Informatics
19 units minimum required, of which a minimum of 12 units must be selected from the following courses:
MHI 289A 1-5 units Special Topics: Advanced Clinical Data Acquisition
MHI 289f 4 units Database and Knowledge Management
MHI 211 4 units Telemedicine
MHI 212 4 units Computer Security in Health Informatics
MHI 208 4 units Health Informatics in Web-based Enterprise
MHI 207 4 units Medical Decision Support
MHI 289h 4 units Virtual Reality, Simulation, & Robotics
EPI 223 4 units Spatial Epidemiology
EPI X 425 3 units Introduction to Public Health
EPI 205A 3 units Principles of Epidemiology
SPH 273 3 units Health Systems and Administration
SPH 262 3 units Principles of Environmental Health
*7 units of other elective units may be taken from this group of courses or from the list of additional electives included within the Health Informatics Student Handbook (PDF).