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The Master of Professional Science in Biomedical and Health Informatics program requires a total of 35 credit hours of coursework.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INLS 523 - Database Systems I: Introduction to Databases (3 credit hours)

Design and implementation of database systems. Semantic modeling, relational database theory; normalization, query construction, and SQL. Prerequisite only for undergraduate students.

Available online and face-to-face.

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INLS 582 - Systems Analysis (3 credit hours)

Systems approach to the design and development of information systems; methods and tools for system and data modeling.

Available online and face-to-face.

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Elective 1 (3 credit hours)

Elective 2 (3 credit hours)

Examples of electives here.

Two of the most notorious differences between a Master of Science (MS) and a Master of Professional Science (MPS) are the business skills courses and the internship. These professional components of the program enable the development of workplace skills valued by top employers.

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Electives 1 - 4 (6 credit hours total)

Examples:

  • Project Management: Strategy and Applications
  • Management for Information Professionals
  • Healthcare Analytics

CHIP 725 - Electronic Health Records (3 credit hours)

Focuses on EHR data standards with emphasis on data management requirements, applications, and services. Course includes HL7, CCHIT, and CDISC standards. For data management specialists, administrators, and health data analysts.

Available online and face-to-face.

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HPM 754 - Health Care in the United States Structure and Policy (3 credit hours)

This core course is designed to provide students with an overview of the structure, systems, and policies of health care delivery in the United States. The goal is to increase students' knowledge and abilities to analyze and address health care issues from both management and policy perspectives.

Available face-to-face.

INLS 490-261: US Healthcare System: An Overview

This course is an online version of HPM 754.

Available online.

This track is for students interested in the application of informatics and information technology to deliver healthcare services. Ideal track for any health professional such as: dentists, pharmacists, physicians, nurses, or other health professionals. Clinical Informatics is concerned with information use in health care by clinicians.

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NURS 870 - Applied Health Informatics in Complex Health Care Systems (3 credit hours)

The course focuses on the concepts relevant to health care informatics, the use of computerized information systems, and the use of computer applications to support clinical and administrative decision-making.

Available online.

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CHIP 770 - Health Informatics Seminar (1 credit hour)

CHIP 770 - Health Informatics Seminar (1 credit hour)

This series explores key areas in Health Informatics and includes research results, overview of programs of research and evaluative projects. Speakers with extensive informatics experiences and knowledge from both academia and industry are invited to present.

Available online and face-to-face. Taken twice.

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Clinical Informatics Elective (3 credit hours)

Examples of electives here.

This track is for students with specific career interest in applications of information systems in population health and public health policy.

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HPM 620 - Implementing Health Informatics Initiatives (3 credit hours)

This course provides students with tools to facilitate effective implementation and support of health informatics initiatives within organizations. Students will learn about potential benefits of various informatics initiatives (e.g., electronic health records, laboratory reporting, patient portals) and implementation challenges for different types of organizations (e.g., hospitals, physician practices, health departments).

Available online.

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CHIP 770 - Health Informatics Seminar (1 credit hour)

CHIP 770 - Health Informatics Seminar (1 credit hour)

This series explores key areas in Health Informatics and includes research results, overview of programs of research and evaluative projects. Speakers with extensive informatics experiences and knowledge from both academia and industry are invited to present.

Available online and face-to-face. Taken twice.

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Public Health Informatics Elective (3 credit hours)

Examples of electives here.

CHIP 793 - Health Informatics Internship (3 credit hours)

An MPS internship is a planned, individualized, mentored, evaluated, experiential learning opportunity that serves as a bridge between academic training and non-academic practice. It is equivalent to 400 contact hours.

To be completed online or face-to-face.

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