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M.Sc. On Campus

Health Informatics

University of South Florida

12 months
Duration
15864 USD/year
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7840 USD/year
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About

The Health Informatics MSc program from University of South Florida offers a curriculum that integrates the domains of information science, information resources management and health care organization and management.

Overview

The Health Informatics MSc program from University of South Florida addresses both technological and operational aspects of informatics with a focus on the integration and interoperability of technology. Courses provide broad technical skills as well as the organizational competencies needed for senior-level positions. 

Students will learn how to:

  • Describe information systems used in healthcare and explain their relationship with data, people, procedures, hardware and software.
  • Manage data via relational database systems and the structured query language (SQL) and understand data warehousing, online analytical processing, data quality issues, emerging cloud databases and data mining techniques.
  • Integrate electronic medical records with patient care and provide a higher quality of care through better management and availability of medical information.
  • Manage the process of electronic health records acquisition and implementation.
  • Develop and assess the tools used to represent medical data.
  • Assess the functions, limitations, opportunities and challenges of information technology in the healthcare environment.
  • Define medical language and classification systems.
  • Comply with laws and regulations applicable to managing patient information.
  • Communicate effectively with informatics teams and healthcare stakeholders.
  • Consider the ethical issues that can arise during the delivery of healthcare with respect to health information.
  • Describe clinical workflows from an e-medicine business models perspective.
  • Manage healthcare projects using the PMBOK® Guide.

Career Opportunities

Upon completing the Health Informatics MSc program from University of South Florida, you will have the skills needed to enter the e-health workforce in some of the following positions if you can match your education with the necessary experience:

  • Chief Information Officer
  • Chief Medical Information Officer
  • HIM Director
  • Health Informatics Director
  • Health Data/Information Resource Manager
  • Health Information System Application Designer
  • Compliance Officer
  • IT Consultant

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Management Information Systems
  • Legal Aspects of Health Information Management
  • Health Data Management
  • e-Healthcare Ethics
  • Case Studies in Health Information Management
  • e-Medicine Business Models

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

32 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3

Other requirements

General requirements

  • $65 non-refundable application fee
  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally-accredited university in the biological, chemical, computer or management information sciences or other appropriate field, or the equivalent bachelors and/or graduate degrees from a foreign institution.
  • Minimum grade point average of 3.00 in the sciences
  • Resume
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • While these are not required, GRE, MCAT or VAT standardized test scores or evidence of substantial health informatics experience can be submitted to enhance an application. 
  • English language proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15864 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 15864 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    15864 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15864 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    7840 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7840 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Tampa

1122 - 1951 USD /month
Living costs

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Funding

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