Curriculum & Course Descriptions

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Coursework for the online Master of Science in Health Informatics program will be completed over four semester for full time students and six semesters for part time students. Students will have a predetermined schedule with 6 to 9 credit hours each semester, for a total of 36 credit hours. 

Full course descriptions can be found in the MUSC Bulletin. All courses for the Health Informatics program are indicated with the prefix "HIN."

Topics covered in the curriculum include:

  • Database Management
  • Health Informatics Foundations
  • Health Care Management & Operations
  • Systems Analysis & Design
  • Applied Health Informatics

In addition to online coursework, students are required to attend on-campus sessions once per semester. These visits typically take place in August, January, and May of each year on the MUSC campus in Charleston, SC. 

 

Full Time Curriculum

Year  Semester   Course Credit Hours
         
1 Fall HIN-700 Database Management 3
    HIN-701 Health Informatics Foundations 3
    HIN-702 Intro to Health Care Info 3
      Total Semester Hours 9
         
1 Spring HIN-704  Health Care Data-Content 3
    HIN-706 Systems Analysis and Design 3
    HIN-708 Applied Statistical and Resear 3
      Total Semester Hours 9
         
1 Summer HIN-710  Data Mining and Analytics 3
    HIN-716 Ethical, Legal, and Regulatory 3
    ELEC Elective from Approved Listing or HIN-780 Thesis Option 3
      Total Semester Hours 9
         
2 Fall HIN-712 Applied Health Informatics 3
    HIN-714 Adv Health Information Tech 3
    HIN-718 Capstone Project or HIN-780 Thesis Option 3
      Total Semester Hours 9
         
      Total Credit Hours 36
         

Part Time Curriculum


Year  Semester   Course Credit Hours
         
1 Fall HIN-700 Database Management 3
    HIN-702 Intro to Health Care Info 3
      Total Semester Hours 6
         
1 Spring HIN-704  Health Care Data-Content, Stan 3
    HIN-708 Applied Statistical and Resear 3
      Total Semester Hours 6
         
1 Summer HIN-710  Data Mining and Analytics 3
    HAP-737 Organization Theory & Behavior 3
      Total Semester Hours 6
         
2 Fall HIN-712 Applied Health Informatics 3
    HIN-714 Adv Health Information Tech 3
      Total Semester Hours 6
         
2 Spring HIN-706 Systems Analysis and Design 3
    ELEC Elective from Approved Listing or HIN-780 Thesis Option 3
      Total Semester Hours 6
         
2 Summer HIN-716 Ethical, Legal, and Regulatory 3
    HIN-718 Capstone Project or HIN-780 Thesis Option 3
         
         
      Total Credit Hours 36
         
MSHI Approved Elective List  
    HAP-632 Quality Mgmt of Hlth Care Svcs 3
    HAP-702  Health Care Financing  3
    HAP-705  Health Economics 
    HAP-721  Health Care Delivery Systems 
    HAP-735 Health Law & Risk Management 3
    HAP-737 Organization Theory  3
    HAP-743  Managing Across Continuum Care   3
    IP-717  Telehealth Teams of the Future