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Master of Science in Health Care Informatics

On-Campus Program Curriculum

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M.S. in Health Care Informatics On-Campus Program

42 Units

University of San Diego’s campus-based MS in Health Care Informatics program integrates health care technology, clinical analytics, leadership, and business knowledge and skills in preparing you for leadership in health care informatics in a variety of positions within health care organizations.

On-campus MS-HCI Program Overview

The on-campus Health Care Informatics program utilizes a practicum model with placements in community agencies working with health care informatics professionals. In this practicum, students develop the skills necessary to enter the field of health care informatics upon graduation. This is a required component for the Health Care Informatics track, and an elective option for the Health Care Analytics or Health Care Informatics Leadership tracks


At a Glance

24 months
37 Units
$925
September 6
August 1
2-3 years
42 Units
$1,640
August 31
August 1

Courses in the On Campus MS-HCI Curriculum

Courses Taken by Students in All Tracks

Course Units

This MS in Health Care Informatics course provides students with necessary skills to understand the basis for health care informatics. Empha…

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3

This MS in Health Care Informatics course provides an overview of the health care delivery system, professional roles, care delivery models,…

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3

Prepares students in the planning, analysis, design, and implementation of computer-based information and technology systems. Includes syste…

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3

Provides opportunities to gain advanced skills in data and knowledge management. Addresses applied skills in database design, data structure…

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3

This MS in Health Care Informatics course provides students with the necessary skills to perform statistical analysis of data in order to pr…

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3

This MS in Health Care Informatics class introduces theory and applied practice of clinical documentation systems. Includes hands on experie…

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3

This MS in Health Care Informatics course develops knowledge and hones skills concerning the management of people in healthcare organization…

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3

This MS in Health Care Informatics course focuses on the evaluation of patient safety and quality of care outcomes from a systems perspectiv…

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3

Specialization Courses: Health Care Informatics Track

Course Units

This MS in Health Care Informatics class provides information and skills necessary for leadership in informatics roles in health care system…

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3

The clinical informatics residency is designed to provide the student with the opportunity to apply didactic knowledge from the classroom to…

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3

This MS in Health Care Informatics class prepares students, based upon prior knowledge achieved in the health care informatics program, to a…

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3

The HCI seminar course provides the student with the opportunity to work collaboratively with faculty and student colleagues to address conc…

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2

This MS in Health Care Informatics course provides a forum for the exploration and evaluation of the financial environment of the health car…

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3

This MS in Health Care Informatics course emphasizes strategic planning and management as requisite to growth and survival of health care sy…

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3

The Health Care Informatics Seminar is worth 2 units for students in the HCI track.

Specialization Courses: Health Care Analytics/Data Science Track

Course Units

This MS in Health Care Informatics class prepares students, based upon prior knowledge achieved in the health care informatics program, to a…

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3

The HCI seminar course provides the student with the opportunity to work collaboratively with faculty and student colleagues to address conc…

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2

This course provides the Health Care Analytics, Data Science, and Informatics student a review of health care standards, terminologies, and …

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2

This course will explore methods and tools to address a variety of health care issues by leveraging data to design, solve, and test a data-d…

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3

This course will explore the application of machine learning (ML) to the health care setting. ML is a field of computer science that trains …

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3

This MS in Health Care Informatics class explores methods for measuring and analyzing the burden of disease in populations. Students will ap…

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3

The Health Care Informatics Seminar is worth 4 units for students in the Health Analytics track.

Specialization Courses: Health Care Leadership Track

Course Units

The HCI seminar course provides the student with the opportunity to work collaboratively with faculty and student colleagues to address conc…

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2

This MS in Health Care Informatics course provides a forum for the exploration and evaluation of the financial environment of the health car…

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3

This MS in Health Care Informatics course emphasizes strategic planning and management as requisite to growth and survival of health care sy…

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3

This course explores theoretical and applied principles of leadership in complex health care delivery systems. Students will explore health …

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3

This course will explore marketing principles and methods utilized in the health care industry from the perspective of a health care leader.…

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3

This course explores laws and regulations encountered by health care managers and leaders. Course focuses on strategies to reduce liability …

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3

The Health Care Informatics Seminar is worth 3 units for students in the Health Care Leadership track.


Medical Terminology Course

In addition to the courses listed above, students who do not have health care experience and basic knowledge of medical terminology will be required to enroll in the online Medical Terminology course before their first day of class. The online Medical Terminology course must be completed before the end of their first semester.


Tuition & Fees

Cost per unit: $1,580

Click here for a current list of student fees in addition to the cost per unit.

Upon acceptance, students in the on-campus MS-HCI program will need to confirm their acceptance with a $500 deposit. This amount will be applied to the first term tuition.


Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate advanced clinical expertise based on nursing and related disciplines.
  2. Provide leadership in integrating research into practice.
  3. Utilize research-based evidence as a foundation for practice.
  4. Apply information technology to enhance nursing education, practice, and research.

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