Master of Science in Health Informatics Curriculum

For students from Fall 2007 to Summer 2012

List of courses to meet the degree requirements in the masters program in Health Informatics.

The curriculum below is effective for all Masters students beginning study in Fall Semester 2007. The curriculum was designed to improve the quality of your educational experience by providing additional background skills and knowledge that are fundamental to the ability to study informatics, and by providing foundational courses that provide a core set of informatics skills and knowledge. The curriculum allows flexibility in course selection. Prefoundational courses may count as support courses with your advisor's approval.

If your first semester in the Master's program was prior to Fall 2007, you may choose to meet the requirements of the new matrix or continue with the previous curriculum. If you wish to use the new curriculum, you must inform Academic Affairs. Even if you choose to continue under the old curriculum, you are strongly advised to speak to your advisors about taking some of the newly offered prefoundational and foundational courses on the new curriculum.

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(See notes R1 to R5 below table) HI 5310 Foundations of Health Information Sciences I HI 5309 Introduction to Health Data and Electronic Health Records HI 5350 Evaluation in Health Informatics HI 5304 Advanced Database Concepts Support Courses (6 hrs.)
HI 5004 Intro to Clinical Healthcare (R1) HI 5311 Foundations of Health Information Sciences II HI 5301 Health Information Systems in the Delivery of Health Care HI 5351 Research and Evaluation in Health Informatics HI 6300 Advanced Health Information Systems HI 6000 Practicum
(6 hours)
HI 5003 Molecules to Man in HI (R2) HI 5312 Foundations of Health Information Sciences III HI 5001 Special Topics: Scientific Visualization HI 5352 Statistical Solutions for Health Informatics Problems HI 6301 Health Data Display 
HI 5007 Data Structures and Algorithms in Biomedicine (R3) HI 5353 Data Analysis for Health Informatics HI 5303 Decision Making in Healthcare HI 5353 Data Analysis HI 6302 Knowledge Modeling and Engineering I
HI 5006 Information Technology for Biomedicine (R3) HI 5305 Legal Ethical Issues in Health Informatics HI 5341 Environment Development in Health Science HI 6304 Consultation in Health Informatics
HI 5005 Essential Math for Biomedicine (R4) HI 5306 Health Information Security Systems HI 5370 Methods in Computational Biomedicine HI 6305 Social Dynamics and Health Informatics
HI 5000 Technical Writing for Health Informatics (R5) HI 5307 Systems Analysis for Health Informatics HI 6307 Cognitive Engineering II HI 6306 Comparative Taxonomy
HI 5308 Object Oriented Systems Development in Health Informatics HI 6308 Consumer Informatics HI 6309 Healthcare Interface Design
HI 5321 Biomedical Signal Processing HI 6310 Knowledge Modeling II
HI 6311 Advanced Decision Analysis I
HI 5323 Image Processing HI 6351 Triangulation Methods in Health Informatics HI 6312 Project Management in Healthcare
HI 5340 Intro to Learning Environments in Health Science HI 6313 Scientific Writing in Healthcare
HI 5354 Cognitive Engineering I in Health Informatics HI 6320 Intro to Computational Aspects of Biomedicine
HI 6303 Intro to Telehealth HI 6321 Applied Computational Biomedicine
HI 5001/6001 Special Topics in Health Informatics HI 6322 Advanced Topics in Computational Biomedicine
HI 5314 Technology Assessment in Healthcare HI 6323 Datamining in Bioinformatics
HI 5315 Quality and Outcome Improvement in Healthcare HI 6324 Computational Cognitive Neuroscience
HI 5316 Emerging Technologies for Teaching, Learning and Research HI 6325 Reasoning and Decision Making in Medicine
HI 5324 Nanomedicine in Healthcare HI 6326 Computational Structural Biology
HI 5380 Principles and Foundation of Public Health Informatics HI 6327 Biomolecular Modeling
HI 5381 Methods in Public Health Informatics HI 6001/7001 Special Topics in Health Informatics
HI 5382 Synthesis Project of Public Health Informatics
As advised (See Below)
6 minimum
3 to 9 minimum
 3 to 9 minimum
3 to 9 minimum

A minimum of 42 credit hours is required for the Masters degree.

Students have to pass each course with a grade of A or B. If more than 2 grades of C, F or WF are earned including concurrent/interinstitutional enrollment the result will be automatic dismissal.

Successful completion of the program consists of coursework and a publication quality paper.

Students who wish to transfer to the doctoral program must first seek admission to the program. Students must seek approval from your advising committee. Students must have earned a grade of A or B to be eligible to transfer the course.