Graduate Minor in Healthcare Informatics

About the Minor

This graduate minor provides a basic acquaintance with health informatics principles and practices for students pursuing careers in a wide variety of health related professions. Healthcare informatics is defined here as the ability to generate data, information, and knowledge as well as to implement, adapt, and validate existing informatics approaches to solve healthcare problems. Healthcare informatics also concerns the management and sharing of healthcare data, the social and behavioral issues in healthcare, and the ethics, law, and socio-economic policy. Health informaticians also lead staff education and joint problem solving to promote implementation of healthcare information systems in practice and research settings.

Admission Requirements

Only for currently admitted and enrolled Drexel students in good standing. Students in Health Informatics Masters (MSHI) program are not eligible.

Program Requirements

Required Core Courses
INFO 648Healthcare Informatics3.0
or INFO 733 Public Health Informatics
INFO 731Managing Health Informatics Projects3.0
INFO 732Healthcare Informatics: Planning & Evaluation3.0
Electives
Choose 2 of the following *6.0
Health Care Data Analytics
Principles of Cybersecurity
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
Introduction to Data Analytics
Information Assurance
Analysis of Performance Standards in Healthcare Quality
Evaluation of Health Outcomes
Data Analysis for Decision-Making in HC Management
Total Credits15.0
*

 Other electives may be approved by the Program Director.

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