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
    HAP-719 Health Care Manage & Operation 3
    HIN-702 Intro to Health Care Info 3
      Total Semester Hours 9
         
1 Spring HIN-704  Health Care Data-Content, Stan 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-712 Applied Health Informatics 3
    ELEC Elective from Approved Listing or HIN-780 Thesis Option 3
      Total Semester Hours 9
         
2 Fall HIN-714 Advanced Health Information  3
    HIN-716 Ethical, Legal, and Regulatory 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-719 Health Care Manage & Operation 3
      Total Semester Hours 6
         
2 Fall HIN-714 Advanced Health Information  3
    HIN-716 Ethical, Legal, and Regulatory 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-712 Applied Health Informatics 3
    HIN-718 Capstone Project or HIN-780 Thesis Option 3
         
         
      Total Credit Hours 36
         
MSHI Approved Elective List  
    MCR-746 Informatics and Data Mgmt 3
    HAP-632 Quality Mgmt of Hlth Care Svcs 3
    HAP-622 Health Care Marketing 1.5
    HAP-730 Healthcare Project Management 3
    HAP-722 Health Behavior & Epidemiology 3
    HAP-735 Health Law & Risk Management 3
    HAP-737 Organization Theory  3
    HAP-721 Health Care Delivery Systems 3