Carolina Health Informatics Program (GRAD)

Carolina Health Informatics Program

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The Carolina Health Informatics program is an interdisciplinary program that administers the master of professional science in biomedical and health informatics and the doctor of philosophy in health informatics.

The programs offered by the Carolina Health Informatics Program are: 

Professional Science Master's in Biomedical and Health Informatics

Students must complete the biomedical and health informatics general core and either the clinical informatics track or the public health informatics track

For more information about the professional science master's in biomedical and health informatics, see the Professional Science Master's Program

General Core

General Informatics Core
Introduction to Database Concepts and Applications
Systems Analysis
6 credit hours from the following list:6
Information Visualization
Programming for Information Science
Web Development I
Visual Analytics
Mobile Web Development
Database Systems II: Intermediate Databases
User Interface Design
Web Databases
Business Skills Courses
6 credit hours from the following list:6
Build Your Professional Brand: Develop Job Search Skills and Materials to Make Employers Notice You
Professional Communication: Writing
Professional Communication: Presenting
Leadership in the Workplace
Applied Project Management: Frameworks, Principles and Techniques
Introduction to Financial Accounting
Building Your Leadership Practice
Biomedical and Health Informatics Core
Introduction to Health Policy and Management
Electronic Health Records
Clinical Informatics track or Public Health Informatics track11
Total Hours23

Clinical Informatics

These courses are required in addition to the Biomedical and Health Informatics core for the Clinical Informatics Track.

Biomedical and Health Informatics General Core24
Clinical Inofrmatics Track Core
Health Care Informatics
Health Informatics Seminar
Clinical Informatics Track Elective3
3 credit hours from the following list:
Consumer Health Information
Improving Quality, Safety, and Outcomes in Healthcare Systems
Clinical Informatics Internship
Professional Science Master's Internship/Practicum
Total Hours27

Public Health Informatics

These courses are required in addition to the Biomedical and Health Informatics core for the Public Health Informatics tack.

Biomedical and Health Informatics Core24
Public Health Informatics Core
Data in Public Health
Health Informatics Seminar
Implementing Health Informatics Initiatives
3 hours of elective coursework from the following list:3
Epidemiologic Research with Healthcare Databases
Fundamentals of Public Health Surveillance
Healthcare Quality and Information Management
Temporal GIS and Space/Time Geostatistics for the Environment and Public Health
Working with Data in a Public Health Research Setting
Introduction to Statistical Computing and Data Management
Public Health Informatics Internship
Professional Science Master's Internship/Practicum
Total Hours27

Ph.D. in Biomedical and Health Informatics 

The Carolina Health Informatics Program offers a Ph.D. in biomedical and health informatics. The interdisciplinary program allows students to focus on the areas of study which they feel will best prepare them to become leaders in the field of biomedical and health informatics.  All graduates of the Ph.D. program are exposed to data management, analytics and visualization principles as well as research methods, project management and leadership skills. Graduates will be prepared to become researchers in academic or industry settings. They will also be prepared for leadership roles in public and private health care organizations or government agencies.

The Ph.D. program requires a minimum of 55 credit hours across the five pillars of the curriculum; designed to be completed in 4-5 years.