M.S. in Medical Informatics

Required courses: (48 credits)

MI-13101 Introduction to Medical Informatics I (3)
MI-13102 Introduction to Medical Informatics II (3)
MI-13202 Ethics in Medical Informatics (3)
MI-693 Intermediate Statistics (3)
MI-720 Six Sigma Quality and Patient Safety
MI-787 Health Care Systems Analysis and Design (3)
MI-13204 Information Systems Project Management (3)
MI-783 Database Structures and Processing (3)
MI-885 Computer Network Design (3)
MI-743 Principles of Health Care Management
MI-756 Health Care Provision and Payment (3)
MI-789 Medical Informatics Case Study Seminar (3)
MI-13203 Health Care Decision Support (3)
MI-786 Medical Informatics Journal Club (1 credit – 3 req.)
MI-13297 Internship/Research Project I (3)
MI-13298 Internship/Research Project II (3)

Plus two elective courses (6 credits)

Goals and Objectives

Program Educational Objectives
Desired objectives for medical informatics graduates, five years post graduation, include significant competency in:

  • applying complex medical informatics solutions and analyzing outcomes.
  • meeting the professional requirements for highly responsible positions.
  • identifying revenue, cost savings or efficiency improvements which add value to their organizations.
  • influencing decision-making in the application of informatics solutions.
  • facilitating, leading and/or sponsoring multi-disciplinary teams.
  • engaging in substantial life-long learning activities.

Student Outcomes
Medical informatics students, upon graduation, should have:

  • the broad education necessary to understand where and when informatics solutions can be appropriately applied.
  • an ability to evaluate and integrate disciplines (medicine, information technology and business) within the field of medical informatics.
  • an ability to effectively participate in multi-disciplinary teams.
  • an ability to evaluate and apply process improvements.
  • an understanding of the components of change management.
  • an ability to communicate effectively.
  • an ability to integrate professional and ethical responsibility.
  • an appreciation for, and an ability to engage in, lifelong learning.

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