Master of Science in Public Health – Health Informatics

Course Objective:

The objective of the Master of Science in Public Health – Health Informatics program is to provide students with advanced knowledge and skills at the intersection of public health and information technology. The program aims to prepare students for leadership roles in leveraging data and technology to improve healthcare delivery, health outcomes, and population health. Through a blend of coursework, practical experiences, and research projects, students will develop expertise in areas such as health information systems, data analytics, electronic health records (EHRs), health data standards, privacy and security, and health informatics policy and governance.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of the MScPH – Health Informatics program, students will be able to:

  • Understand the principles, concepts, and applications of health informatics in the context of public health.
  • Analyze and utilize health data from various sources, including electronic health records, health information exchanges, and public health surveillance systems.
  • Design, implement, and manage health information systems and technologies to support healthcare delivery, public health surveillance, and research.
  • Apply data analytics and data mining techniques to derive insights from health data for decision-making and quality improvement.
  • Evaluate the impact of health informatics interventions on healthcare outcomes, patient safety, and population health.
  • Implement and adhere to health data standards, privacy regulations, and security protocols to safeguard health information.
  • Collaborate with healthcare providers, public health agencies, policymakers, and other stakeholders to integrate health informatics solutions into practice and policy.
  • Communicate effectively about health informatics concepts, research findings, and recommendations to diverse audiences, including non-technical stakeholders.
  • Demonstrate ethical and culturally sensitive practices in the collection, use, and dissemination of health information.
  • Stay abreast of emerging trends and advancements in health informatics through continuous learning and professional development.
Career Scope:

Graduates of the MScPH – Health Informatics program can pursue diverse career opportunities in healthcare organizations, public health agencies, government agencies, research institutions, technology companies, consulting firms, and academia. Some potential career roles include:

  • Health Informatics Specialist
  • Health Data Analyst
  • Clinical Informatics Manager
  • Health IT Project Manager
  • Population Health Analyst
  • Health Informatics Consultant
  • Health Information Manager
  • Public Health Informatics Officer
  • Research Scientist in Health Informatics
  • Health Informatics Educator

Additionally, graduates may choose to pursue professional certifications, such as Certified Health Data Analyst (CHDA) or Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CPHIMS), to enhance their credentials and competitiveness in the job market. The growing importance of health informatics in healthcare transformation and the increasing demand for professionals with expertise in this field ensure abundant career opportunities and potential for advancement in improving healthcare delivery and population health outcomes.

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