M.S. in Medical Informatics

Program information sheet

Required courses: (45 quarter credits)

MI-15000 Medical Informatics Seminar (1)
MI-15010 Health Care Environment (2)
MI-15020 Overview of Informatics (2)
MI-15030 Communication Strategies for Change and Project Management (4)
MI-16010 Workflow Analysis and Redesign (4)
MI-16020 Information Security and Infrastructure (4)
MI-16030 Data Management and Systems Integration (4)
MI-16040 System Lifecycle (4)
MI-17010 Evidence-based Medicine and Decision Support (4)
MI-17020 Health Care Data Analytics (4)
MI-17030 Patient Saftey and Quality Improvement (4)
MI-17040 Strategic Leadership (4)
MI-18010 Medical Informatics Capstone I (1)
MI-18020 Medical Informatics Capstone II (1)
MI-18030 Medical Informatics Capstone III (1)
MI-18040 Medical Informatics Capstone IV (1)

*MSOE follows an academic quarter system. The 45 quarter credits required in this program equate to approximately 30 semester credits of contact and class time.

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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