MSc. Health Informatics Pre-Admission Internship for marginalized groups

The HI-TRAIN Pre-admission Internship Program in Health Informatics is designed to provide students from marginalised and disadvantaged groups with a high quality Health Informatics experience at Moi University. This is in preparation for them to join the Masters in Health Informatics program at Moi University should they meet admission criteria.

What is Health Informatics?

Health informatics is a discipline at the intersection of information science, computer science, and health care. It deals with the resources, devices, and methods required to optimize the acquisition, storage, retrieval, and use of information in health and biomedicine. Health Informatics tools include computers, clinical guidelines, formal medical terminologies, and information and communication systems. It is applied to the areas of nursing, clinical care, dentistry, pharmacy, public health, occupational therapy, physical therapy and biomedical research.

Internship approach

This Internship program will introduce students from disadvantaged and marginalised backgrounds to the field through faculty-mentored projects and assignments that will allow each student to actively apply information technology to address healthcare challenges. These projects result in a final report and presentation. In addition, students will participate in a seminar series with lectures from the Institute of Biomedical Informatics at Moi University.

Students will also have the opportunity to learn about our MSc. Program in Health Informatics in order to prepare them apply for the scholarship opportunities available through the HI-TRAIN project (a project funded by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation).

Financial Support

Each intern will be supported for a period of up to six months on a monthly stipend of Kshs. 25,000 and a monthly communication allowance of Kshs. 5,000.

These positions are for individuals with undergraduate degrees from minority/marginalised or disabled groups only. The student must demonstrate interest in applying information technology in healthcare and in pursuing the Masters in Health Informatics program. This is a full-time programme, thus students are expected to devote 40 hours per week to the project. Beyond the stipend support, students are responsible for any housing, moving expenses (if applicable), and health insurance.

Available number of positions: 4

Eligibility and Application

  • A bachelor’s degree in Information technology, information science or computer science related field (including statistics)

OR

  • A bachelor’s degree in a health related field (public health, medicine, dentistry or nursing)

OR

  • A diploma from the Kenya Medical Training College plus a bachelor’s degree in any other field.

AND

  • ¬†Must be Kenyan citizen and from the minority or marginalised groups/counties in Kenya (Turkana, Marsabit, Mandera, Lamu, Wajir, Isiolo, Samburu,Tana River, West Pokot and Garissa). Disabled students are also encouraged to apply regardless of whether they are from a marginalised community.

The application form can be downloaded at http://www.hitrain.org. In order to be considered for an interview, all applicants must submit a completed application and all required documents.

Key Dates/Timeliness

  • April 11th… Application Deadline
  • April 20th … Interviews (Skype, phone, or on campus)
  • April 25th… Notification
  • May 2nd … Start Date
  • August 31st … End Date

 

Need assistance?

Contacts
John Kemboi
Program Coordinator (HI-TRAIN program)
hitrain.info@gmail.com
+254 720 875 333

Application Form

Download application form here.



		

Apply to

The application form can be downloaded here. In order to be considered for an interview, all applicants must submit a completed application and all required documents(Copies of academic papers and CV).

Apply to:
The Principal Investigator,
HI-TRAIN Project,
Institute of Biomedical Informatics (IBMI),
College of Health Sciences,
Moi University,
P.O. Box 4606, Eldoret, KENYA
Scanned copies can be emailed to hitrain.info@gmail.com