Master of Science in Health Care Informatics Curriculum
The program integrates health care technology, leadership, and business knowledge and skills in preparing you for leadership in health care informatics in a variety of positions within health care organizations.
The 31-unit program consists of eleven courses including a Capstone course. View the list of courses below, or download a PDF of all courses included in the MS in Health Care Informatics curriculum.
NOTE: In addition to the courses listed below, students who do not have health care experience and a basic knowledge of medical terminology will be required to enroll in and complete the online Medical Terminology course by the end of their second semester.
Program Learning Outcomes
The curriculum is designed to achieve the following learning outcomes, in addition to the graduate learning outcomes shared across all of USD’s Master’s level programs.
- Develop specialized field knowledge and integrate knowledge with technical skills across content areas
- Demonstrate leadership skills, such as critical inquiry through field based approaches and methods; organizational and technology management, and professional communication
- Apply multidisciplinary learning across contexts within the field, integrating knowledge and practice to improve health care delivery
- Reason from an ethical and legal perspective relevant to the field by acknowledging conflicting values or rights as they affect health care decisions