The MPS in BMHI requires a total of 35 hours of coursework:

  • 12 hours of Core Informatics coursework, including 2 required courses.
  • 6 hours of Business Skills Courses
  • 6 hours of BMHI Foundations coursework
  • 8 hours of coursework in one of two tracks:
    • Clinical Health Informatics
    • Public Health Informatics
  • One 3 hour capstone course in your selected track
General Informatics Core – 12 hours required
*INLS 5231 Database Systems I: Introduction to Databases

3

F/S

Design and implementation of database systems. Semantic modeling, relational database theory; normalization, query construction, and SQL
*INLS 582 Systems Analysis and Design

3

F/S

Systems approach to the design and development of information systems; methods and tools for system and data modeling
At least two of the following or approved alternatives
INLS 541 Information Visualization

3

S

Introduction to information visualization and comprehensive review appropriate techniques and data mapping
INLS 560 Programming for Information Professionals

3

F/S

An introduction to computer programming focusing on language fundamentals and programming techniques for library and information science applications. Emphasizes problem-solving through the development of practical applications that include text processing, file handling, user interfaces, and web data access.
INLS 572 Web Development

1.5

F/S

Introduces design principles for creating usable and accessible Web sites
INLS 573 Mobile Web Development

1.5

F/S

An introduction to techniques and technologies for the development of mobile websites and applications.
INLS 623 Database Systems II: Intermediate Databases

3

F/S

Intermediate-level design and implementation of database systems; additional topics include MySQL, indexing, XML, and non-text databases
INLS 641 Visual Analytics

3

S

This class will discuss many of the foundational concepts in visual analytics, give students opportunities to learn about some commonly used techniques, and provide hands-on experience with both existing products and in the development of custom visual analytics software.
INLS 718 User Interface Design

3

S

Basic principles for designing the human interface to information systems from conceptual models to interface evaluation
INLS 760 Web Databases

3

S

Concepts and practice surrounding the implementation and delivery of Web-enabled databases
Business Skills Courses – 6 hours selected from the following or an approved alternatives
GRAD 710 Professional Communication: Writing

1.5

F

This writing-intensive, seminar-style course focuses on crafting effective email messages, short reports, and executive summaries in professional settings. Key topics include content selection, organization, accessibility, plain language, clarity and conciseness, tone, and graphic displays of information.
GRAD 711 Professional Communication: Presenting

1.5

F

This speaking-intensive, seminar-style course focuses on presenting complex topics using plain language in professional settings. Key topics include selecting and organizing content, developing audience-centered visual aids, incorporating storytelling, projecting a professional image, and managing Q & A.
GRAD 712 Leadership in the Workplace

1

S

Leadership is a fundamental skill necessary for success in the science workplace. The Leadership in Science-Based Organizations course is designed to help students understand both the need for leadership in their chosen field and their capacity to meet that need. Effective leadership begins with understanding your capacity to positively influence others. This course will examine your current leadership style and address the relation of that leadership style to team dynamics, change management and intrapreneurial thinking (entrepreneurial thinking within an organization) for professionals in STEM careers.
GRAD 713 Applied Project Management; Frameworks, Principles and Techniques

1.5

S

This course focuses on practical project management principles and techniques, demonstrating their effectiveness in the workplace. Key topics include frameworks and methodologies, planning and monitoring projects, risk management, stakeholder management, managing your team and time and cost management. This course will include group work.
GRAD 714 Introduction to Financial Accounting

1.5

S

This course will teach the basics of Financial Accounting, including the Balance Sheet, the Income Statement, the Statement of Cash Flows and Budgeting. The final presentation will incorporate financial skills and knowledge that can be used to support a future project proposal to business managers in an organization.
GRAD 725 Professional Science Master’s seminar series

1

F/S

The Professional Science Master’s (PSM) seminar series provides a forum to educate students in a variety of business fundamentals and professional skills necessary for the workplace. The series will reinforce concepts taught in the PSM business fundamentals/ professional skills classes and will also present new information important to the overall education of PSM students but not extensive enough for a separate course. The seminars will include presentations by invited industry representatives who can speak directly about their career challenges and rewards, as well as individuals with expertise in teaching professional skills.
BMHI Foundations – 6 hours required
*INLS 725 Electronic Health Records

3

S/Su

EHR systems in healthcare operations; EHR data standards, applications, and services; EHR implementation and Meaningful Use.
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*HPM 600 Introduction to Health Policy and Management

3

F/S

Prerequisites, senior status and permission of the instructor; does not qualify as a core course or elective for HPM undergraduate majors. Provides an overview of the United States health system, emphasizing role of policy development and administrative decision making through case examples.
Clinical Informatics Track Courses – 8 credits total
*NURS 870 Health Care Informatics

3

F

Use of computerized information systems in health care organizations for support of clinical and administrative decision making
*INLS 7702 Health Informatics Seminar

1

F/S

Weekly presentations/discussions on current topics in Health Informatics (required twice for this track)
One of the following or approved alternatives3
INLS 515 Consumer Health Informatics

3

F

Concepts of health, health conditions, policy, and information collections and services from social and cultural perspectives
NURS 874 Improving Quality, Safety, and Outcomes in Healthcare Systems

3

F

Theories and methods for outcomes management and quality improvement in health care
Clinical Informatics Internship - 3 credits
GRAD 989 Internship

3

F/S

Informatics project completed as part of industry internship followed by a report and presentation
Public Health Informatics Track Courses – 8 credits total
*HPM 620 Implementing Health Informatics Initiatives

3

S

Course will focus on practical aspects of implementation of government initiatives in health care
*EPID 795 Introduction to Public Health Informatics

1

F

Overview of public health informatics; in-depth discussions of informatics approaches used in current public health information systems
*INLS 7702 Health Informatics Seminar

1

F/S

Weekly presentations/discussions on current topics in Health Informatics
One of the following or approved alternatives3
EPID 766 Epidemiologic Research with Healthcare Databases

3

S

Methods and techniques for using healthcare databases to address epidemiological and pharmacoepeidemiological problems
EPID 750 Fundamentals of Public Health Surveillance

3

F

designing and implementing surveillance systems; using surveillance data for the conduct and evaluation of public health programs and research
HPM 625 Diagnosis and Design of Multilevel Intelligence for a Smart Health System

3

S

Examines how both public health surveillance and health care delivery performance monitoring systems serve as drivers/enablers of health system situational awareness and intelligence. Students will gain knowledge of the methods used to evaluate the use of health systems intelligence in multilevel decision making. This course is intended as a nontechnical introduction to applied health systems informatics.
HPM 760 Healthcare Quality and Information Management

3

S

Methods and principles in healthcare quality and information management with emphasis on use of information to measure and improve quality
ENVR 468 Advanced Functions of temporal GIS

3

F

Environmental Geostatistics and its application in temporal Geographical Information Systems (TGIS)
BIOS 669 Working With Data in a Public Health Research Setting

3

S

Introduction to the theoretical and practical aspects of data management architecture, processes and applications in clinical and public health research
BIOS 511 Introduction To Statistical Computing And Data Management

4

F

Focus is on the use of SAS for data management, with an introduction to use of SAS for reporting and analysis
Public Health Informatics Internship - 3 credits
GRAD 989 Internship

3

F/S

Informatics project completed as part of industry internship followed by a report and presentation

*Indicates required course.
1 Students will have to test-out or enroll in INLS 161(261) which is the pre-requisite for INLS 523. Useful information regarding passing the tech-test can be found here.
2 Participation for at least two semesters is required with participation for three recommended for all Clinical Informatics track students; participation for one semester is required for Public Health Informatics track students.
3 Selection should be made in consultation with academic adviser; completion of pre-requisite courses may be required.
4 Topic alternates between offerings based on curriculum demand.