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Health Informatics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

About

The MSHI Health Information Management track is designed to train UAB graduates for new employment opportunities in administrative, educational and research activities in the rapidly evolving, fast-growing electronic healthcare environment. This is a specialty track for credentialed HIM practitioners who have three to five years of work experience.

The curriculum addresses the development and implementation of computer based electronic health record, the use of appropriate clinical classifications, vocabularies and terminologies, the management of legal and regulatory requirements, plus privacy and security oversight for health information.

With the MSHI degree from UAB you can be the leader in the data revolution; you can be the guide of a complex healthcare delivery system; you can be the invaluable bridge between yesterday's ideas and tomorrow's solutions. With the MSHI degree from UAB you can be the key to the future of healthcare

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Introduction to Health Informatics and the US Healthcare Delivery System
  • Analysis & Design of Information Systems in Healthcare
  • Databases and Data Modeling
  • Clinical & Administrative Systems
  • Strategic Planning & Contracting
  • Security & Privacy in Healthcare
  • Development of the Electronic Health Record
  • Research Methods for HIM Practice
  • Leadership Theory
  • Health Data Analytics for Performance Improvement
  • Applied Project I
  • Leadership Development
  • Applied Project II
  • Seminar: Implementation Strategies for EHR
  • Leadership Advocacy

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity 20 hrs/week
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended
    • Time flexibility
      Semi-structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • Submit transcripts and degree statement
  • Submit standardized test scores
  • Submit English proficiency test scores
  • Submit Citizenship/Immigration documents
  • Pay application fee
  • Complete Application Checklist
  • Identify three individuals to write recommendation letters
  • Submit personal essay
  • Submit resume/CV

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1030 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1030 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1030 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1030 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    450 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 450 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Birmingham

  • 1019 - 1650 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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