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 (Fall Start)

Year  Semester   Course Credit Hours
         
1 Fall HIN*701 Health Informatics Foundations 3
    HIN*702 Intro to Health Care Info 3
    HIN*704
Health Care Data-Content  3
      Total Semester Hours 9
         
1 Spring HIN*708  Applied Statistical and Resear 3
    HIN*706 Systems Analysis and Design 3
    HIN*705
Electronic Health Records
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*719 Advanced HIT & Data Technique 3
    HIN*718 Capstone Project or HIN-780 Thesis Option 3
    HIN*720
Current Issues & Advances HIT
3
      Total Semester Hours 9
         
      Total Credit Hours 36
         

Part-Time Curriculum (Fall Start)


Year  Semester   Course Credit Hours
         
1 Fall HIN*704 Health Care Data-Content, Stan 3
    HIN*702 Intro to Health Care Info 3
      Total Semester Hours 6
         
1 Spring
HIN*705
Electronic Health Records
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*720 Current Issues & Advances HIT 3
    HIN*719 Advanced HIT & Data Technique   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
        6
         
      Total Credit Hours 36
         
MSHI Approved Elective List  
    HAP*632 Quality Mgmt of Hlth Care Svcs 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 
         

 

Full-Time Curriculum (Spring Start)

Year  Semester   Course Credit Hours
         
1 Spring HIN*708  Applied Statistical and Resear 3
    HIN*702 Intro to Health Care Info 3
    HIN*705
Electronic Health Records
3
      Total Semester Hours 9
         
1 Summer HIN*710  Data Mining and Analytics 3
    HIN*716 Ethical, Legal, and Regulatory 3
    HAP*737 Organization Theory
3
      Total Semester Hours 9
         
1
Fall HIN*719 Advanced HIT & Data Technique 3
    HIN*704
Health Care Data-Content
3
    HIN*720
Current Issues & Advances HIT
3
       Total Semester Hours 9
         
 2  Spring ELEC Elective from Approved Listing or HIN-780 Thesis Option 3
    HIN*718 Capstone Project or HIN-780 Thesis Option  3
    HIN*706  Systems Analysis and Design  3
      Total Semester Hours 9
         
      Total Credit Hours 36
         

Part-Time Curriculum (Spring Start)


Year  Semester   Course Credit Hours
         
1 Spring HIN*708 Applied Statistical and Resear 3
    HIN*702 Intro to Health Care Info  3
      Total Semester Hours 6
         
1 Summer HIN*710  Data Mining and Analytics 3
    HAP*737 Organization Theory & Behavior 3
      Total Semester Hours 6
         
1
Fall HIN*720 Current Issues & Advances HIT 3
    HIN*704  Health Care Data-Content, Stan  3
      Total Semester Hours 6
         
2 Spring HIN*706 Systems Analysis and Design 3
    HIN*705
Electronic health Records
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 Semester Hours 6
         
2
Fall
HIN*719  Advanced HIT & Data Technique    3
    ELEC  Elective from Approved Listing or HIN-780 Thesis Option  3
      Total Semester Hours 6 
         
      Total Credit Hours 36