Master of Science in Health Informatics
Health informatics covers the organization and management of information in the areas of patient care, research and administration. It focuses on the structuring of health data and knowledge to support data analysis and decision making in medicine and health care with the use of information systems. It covers a wide spectrum of applications, from computer-based patient records in general practices and hospitals to electronic communication between health care providers, from signal analysis and image processing to decision support systems. Effective delivery of health care requires correct decision making on proper management of health information.
The MSHI program has two tracks: bioinformatics (handled by the Department of Physical Sciences and Mathematics) and medical informatics (handled by Medical Informatics Unit).
The program is designed to endow prospective leaders in health informatics with solid competencies in health informatics such that the at the end of the program, the student will be able to:
- demonstrate the application of informatics concepts, skills and principles for the efficient solution of health informatics problems;
- introduce perspectives in health informatics that can be used in the critical study of all levels of health information systems;
- plan, undertake, evaluate, and monitor health informatics research projects; and
- deliver technical services to health professionals and agencies for both public and private sectors concerned with management of information which could be the bases for health policy formulation, thereby providing leadership and excellence in health informatics