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Master of Science Health Informatics Course Descriptions


MS in Health Informatics Course Information

Advance your career and help transform the healthcare industry with a Masters in Health Informatics from USF Health’s Morsani College of Medicine online– named one of 2013's Best Online Schools by U.S. News & World Report.

The medical school’s 100% online courses are taught by the university’s globally recognized faculty.

Preview the curriculum, videos and short descriptions of the required courses to determine if USF Health’s Masters in Health Informatics program is right for you.


HIM 6118 Introduction to Health Informatics (3 Credits)

Introduction to Health Informatics is designed to provide a discussion of the various facets of health informatics of interest to the healthcare professional. 

HIM 6667 Foundation in Management Information Systems (3 Credits)

This course is designed to provide a discussion of the various facets of MIS, including acquiring, storing and interpreting information of interest to the informaticist and healthcare professional.

HIM 6350 e-Medicine Business Models (3 Credits)

The e-Medicine Business Models course is designed to highlight the centrality of "business" processes to the practice of medicine and the provision of healthcare.

HIM 6114 Integrated Electronic Medical Records (3 Credits)

Integrated electronic medical records is designed to provide an overview of the functions, limitations, opportunities and challenges presented by this very rapidly developing branch of information technology in the healthcare environment.

HIM 6320 Managerial Communications (3 Credits)

Managerial Communications focuses on the centrality of communication to the delivery and management of healthcare and explores challenges faced by the diverse community of healthcare professions and their interactions.

HIM 6017 Legal Aspects of Health Information Management (3 Credits)

This course provides an in-depth discussion of selected legal and regulatory issues that are applicable to the management of patient information in health informatics.

HIM 6840 Case Studies in Health Information Management (3 Credits)

This course provides an in-depth discussion of selected case studies in health informatics management and is designed to assist integration of the study of the basic principles and applications of health informatics.

HIM 6018 e-Healthcare Ethics (2 Credits)

This course examines selected ethical considerations that are significant components of health sciences, informatics and electronic medicine and often represent important considerations to be addressed during the delivery of healthcare using e-medicine models.

HIM 6930 Health Data Management (3 Credits)

This course introduces data management and database technologies, including relational database systems and the structured query language (SQL).  In addition, data warehousing and more analytic databases also are introduced, along with online analytic processing (OLAP) tools to support decision making.  Data quality issues, emerging cloud databases and other special topics will round out the coverage. Finally, the course offers a brief introduction to data mining techniques.

HIM 6664 Healthcare Project Management (3 Credits)

Healthcare projects, especially healthcare IT projects, are unique. By combining theories and best practices from project management, product management, and change management, we can confidently tackle projects, programs, and portfolios. In this course, we explore the knowledge areas, processes, and outputs necessary for successful healthcare project management.

HIM 6934 Medical Terminology in Health Informatics (3 Credits)

Medical Terminology in Health Informatics is designed for graduate students who wish to gain a core understanding of the various medical terms used by healthcare personnel during healthcare delivery, as well as health informatics individuals to successfully undertake a healthcare project. This course employs a programmed learning approach by body systems. It reflects current trends and new approaches to teaching medical terminology.