Curriculum and Course Descriptions

Masters - HI Track

First Year
Fall SemesterHours
HI 602 Health Care Delivery and Policy3
HI 619 Health information and Computer Science3
Total6
Spring SemesterHours
HI 608 Data Architecture, Analytics & Visualization3
HI 631 Health Informatics3
Total6
Summer SemesterHours
HI 607 Management and Leadership in Health Informatics3
HI 634 Development of Electronic Health Information Systems3
Total6
Second Year
Fall SemesterHours
HI 617 Epidemiology and Public Health Informatics3
HI 611 Research Design and Statistics in Health Informatics3
Total6
Spring SemesterHours
HI 632 Databases & Knowledge Management3
HI 614 Privacy and Security for Health Informatics3
Total6
Summer SemesterHours
HI 638 Clinical Vocabularies & Classification Systems3
HI 698 Capstone in Health Informatics3
Total6
Total Credit Hours for Degree36


Course Descriptions - Health Informatics Track

HI 602. Health Care Delivery and Policy. A survey of the modern health care system, covering health information technology, financing healthcare, population health and policies that serve as the foundation of the US healthcare system. (Lecture) (3 semester hours)

HI 607. Management and Leadership in Health Informatics. Management and leadership strategies with emphasis on health informatics issues. (Lecture) (3 semester hours)

HI 608. Data Architecture, Analytics & Visualization. Overview of data sciences focusing on architecture, analytics, visualization, mining, big data and warehousing. (Lecture) (3 semester hours)

HI 611. Research Design and Statistics in Health Informatics. Health informatics research design and statistics. Special focus on critical review and techniques of applied research. (Lecture) (3 semester hours)

HI 614. Privacy and Security for Health Informatics. Assessment of security vulnerabilities and threats; exploration of technical applications and software tools used for securing health information systems. Addresses compliance with legal and regulatory guidelines. HIPAA and HITECH requirements for privacy and security. (Lecture) (3 semester hours)

HI 617. Epidemiology and Public Health Informatics. An overview of the principles, methods and issues in epidemiology and public health informatics. Course topics include disease determinants in human populations; public health infrastructure, surveillance and reporting; evidence-based community health assessment; outbreak prediction and prevention; and technological advancements within the field. (Lecture) (3 semester hours)

HI 619. Health Information and Computer Science. Principles of computer science theory and networking, including programming languages, system integration tools, electronic data exchange, technical security applications, system testing and IT system documentation. (Lecture) (3 semester hours)

HI 631. Health Informatics. An exploration of the health informatics domain, including emergence of the discipline, health information systems research, clinical data standards theory and development, medical decision-making principles, biomedical simulations, artificial intelligence applications and principles for knowledge management system design. (Lecture) (3 semester hours)

HI 632. Databases and Knowledge Management. A study of advanced use of health care data and knowledge management that addresses database methods in health care, data administration, data architecture, data modeling, data dictionary development, advanced data search and access techniques (data mining), advanced information/data analysis and presentation techniques. (Lecture) (3 semester hours)

HI 634. Development of Electronic Health Information Systems. A study of technology applications used in healthcare, including electronic health records, that emphasizes project management, user interface design, system selection and security management. (Lecture) (3 semester hours)

HI 638. Clinical Vocabularies and Classification Systems. An examination of standardized clinical terminology, medical vocabulary standards, data mapping, and natural language processing including the classifications used for statistical reporting as well as terminologies required for interoperability standards. (Lecture) (3 semester hours)

HI 683. Special Topics Professional Practice Management Experience. In this elective supervised professional practice experience, students will spend 40 clock hours per semester credit hour practicing health informatics or information administration in affiliated health care organization(s) (or organizations that support or regulate health care organizations or health care professionals). A minimum of 5 additional clock hours per semester credit hour will be spent preparing project reports and presenting findings to faculty and/or fellow students. Projects completed will relate to areas of special interest to the student. Course may be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Permission of program director (Practicum internship) (1-6 semester hours)

HI 690. Special Topics. Elective covering selected issues, problems, research techniques, materials and policies. Content varies. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Permission of program director (Lecture) (1-3 semester hours)

HI 698. Capstone in Health Informatics. Project-based practice requiring active participation in developing informatics-based applications. Each student will develop a specific set of goals, to be approved by the student's advisor and practicum supervisor. A final report and/or presentation will be required. (Practicum internship) (1-3 semester hours)