Masters of Science in Health informatics

The M.Sc. in Health Informatics is a 2 year program that integrates knowledge from informatics, healthcare, health information technology and other disciplines to analyze and protect patient data, increase healthcare efficiencies and produce higher quality patient care and enhance research.

 

Objectives

To develop appropriately trained individuals to meet the health informatics needs for the East African region. Our Masters program provides our graduates the critical competencies needed to truly serve the diverse country and regional needs in Health Informatics.

 

How to Apply

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Admission criteria

  1. Meet the common Moi University Graduate Studies and Moi University School of Medicine entry requirements as they refer to Master of Medicine programmes
  2. Have at least a bachelor’s degree in the human health sciences or a bachelor in computing/information sciences:

            Specifically:

  • Bachelor’s degree in the human health sciences – examples include medicine human/ nursing, pharmacy, publish health dentistry, radiography, biomedical laboratory or related degrees.
  • Bachelor’s degree in computing – examples include information technology, computer science, information systems, software engineering. This also includes related degrees such as mathematics, statistics, engineering and geography.

3. Candidates with demonstrated interest  or experience in health or computing such as working experience in health field or program, short course training, and consultancy will be preferred

Courses

Semester One (15 Credit Units)

  • Introduction to Health Care and Health Systems  OR  Introduction to Information Technology – 4 Credit Units
  • Principles of Public Health  OR   Information System Development – 4Credit Units
  • Foundations of Health Informatics  – 4Credit  Units
  • Research Methods – 3 Credit Units

Semester Two (18 Credit Units)

  • Health Information Systems -3 Credit Units
  • Health Informatics Standards & Terminology  -3 Credit Units
  • Introduction to Biostatistics    -3 Credit Units
  • Scientific and Technical Writing (Grant, Proposals & Manuscripts in HI) – 2 Credit Units
  • Clinical Decision Support Systems, Ontologies and workflow in Health   -3 Credit Units
  • Enterprise Architecture for Health Info. Systems  – 2 Credit Units
  • Law, Ethics, Equity, Policy and Governance  -2 Credit Units

Semester Three (16 Credit units)

  • Elective I -3 Credit units
  • Elective II  -3 Credit units
  • Health Informatics Practicum – 6 Credit units
  • Thesis/Dissertation – 4 Credit units

 Semester Four (9 Credit Units)

  • Thesis – 9 Credit units

 

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Courses

Prerequisite Courses: 

  • Introduction to Informatics
  • Introduction Computer Science
  • Introduction Information Systems
  • Introduction Clinical & Public Health
  • Health Systems and Organization

Core Courses:

  • Foundations of Health Informatics
  • Health Informatics Standards & Terminology
  • Clinical Information Systems
  • Informatics Research Design.

Sample Elective Courses:

  • Clinical Decision Support Systems
  • Introduction to Biostatistics
  • Mobile Health Systems
  • Privacy and Security in Health Care
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Enterprise Health System Architecture & Development
  • Social-Behavioral Foundations of Health Informatics
  • Policy & Business of Health Informatics
  • Qualitative Methods in Health Informatics Evaluation,
  • Implementation Research Methods
  • Public Health Informatics
  • Laboratory Information Management Systems
  • Health Information Management
  • Health Analytics
  • Independent Study in Health Informatics
  • HI Project Management
  • Usability & System evaluation