Online M.S. in Health Care Informatics Curriculum

The 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. You will have the option to choose one of three focused learning tracks:

  • Health Care Informatics
  • Health Care Analytics
  • Health Care Leadership

The 37-unit program consists of an orientation course (12-16 hours) followed by 12 seven-week courses and a final 14-week Capstone course.  All students take two foundational courses during their first term and complete the capstone project in their final term.

Prior to beginning your first term, you’ll be required to complete the program orientation course, which generally takes about 12-16 hours. The course is self-paced but is mandatory. Please plan your schedule accordingly.

Specific Course List for Each Track

Coursework will vary slightly depending on which focused learning track you have selected. Classes that are bolded are unique to that specific track.

Medical Terminology Course

In addition to the courses listed above, students who do not have health care experience and a 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.

 

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