Master of science in health informatics curriculum

The following text is taken from The University of Findlay's current undergraduate/graduate catalog.

 

The College of Health Professions offers a master of science in health informatics and a certificate in health informatics.


Admission Requirements for the Master of Science in Health Informatics

To be considered for full admission to the Master of Science in Health Informatics program, the student should meet the following admission criteria by:

1. Showing evidence of the ability to function successfully in a graduate program of academic study in health informatics. The student must provide an official transcript indicating the student has earned a baccalaureate degree; or a first-professional degree from a regionally-accredited body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education; or be a seated P5 student in good academic standing within the UF Pharmacy program.

2. Showing evidence of the ability to function successfully across a breadth of course work, the student must achieve a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in the last 64 semester hours of his/her undergraduate work or a graduate GPA of at least 3.0 in at least nine hours of graduate work. This includes classes from all institutions attended.

3. Fulfillment of the following prerequisite competencies, demonstrated by official transcript and course syllabus (if applicable), completion of courses or competency testing:

• Medical Terminology

• Anatomy and Physiology

• Introduction to Computers (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

• Database Applications (Access or SQL)

Any prerequisite courses submitted for consideration must be completed with a final grade of “C” or above. Any competency tests taken must be completed with at least the minimum passing score. A student MAY be admitted under Conditional Admission status to complete their prerequisite competencies ONLY, and these must be completed within a specified timeframe. A student attains Full Admission status upon completion of the prerequisite competencies and all other admission requirements.

4. Submitting a résumé outlining prior work experience.

5. Submitting three letters of recommendation.

6. Showing evidence of communication and language skills necessary for successful completion of a graduate degree. The student must achieve acceptable performance on a program-specific, structured writing project. The results and product will be retained in the student’s master file. The writing project will consist of a list of essay questions which all student candidates must answer as completely, grammatically correctly and as professionally as possible.

Students whose native language is not English and who have not graduated from American universities must meet the previously listed admissions conditions plus:

1. Have a verified Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Internet-based test (iBT) minimum total score of 79-80 with 20 or better in speaking and 20 or better in writing or a verified International English Language Testing System (IELTS) academic score with a minimum overall band score of 7.0.

2. Students not supplying a TOEFL or IELTS are required to test in the Intensive English Language Program (IELP), and if necessary may require up to four semesters of English before entering into the Health Informatics program.


Admission Requirements for the Certificate in Health Informatics

To be considered for full admission as a student seeking a Certificate in Health Informatics, the student should meet the following admission criteria by:

1. Showing evidence of the ability to function successfully in a post-baccalaureate certificate program of academic study in health informatics. The student must provide an official transcript indicating the student has completed a baccalaureate degree; or a first-professional degree from a regionally-accredited body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education; or be a seated P5 student in good academic standing within the UF Pharmacy program.

2. Showing of the ability to function successfully across a breadth of course work, the student must achieve a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in the last 64 semester hours of his/her undergraduate work or a graduate GPA of at least 3.0 in at least 9 hours of graduate work. This includes classes from all institutions attended.

3. Fulfillment of the following prerequisite competencies, demonstrated by official transcript and course syllabus (if applicable), completion of courses or competency testing:

• Medical Terminology

• Anatomy and Physiology

• Introduction to Computers (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

• Database Applications (Access or SQL)

Any prerequisite courses submitted for consideration must be completed with a final grade of “C” or above. Any competency tests taken must be completed with at least the minimum passing score. A student MAY be admitted under Conditional Admission status to complete their prerequisite competencies ONLY, and these must be completed within a specified timeframe. A student attains Full Admission status upon completion of the prerequisite competencies and all other admission requirements.

4. Submitting a résumé outlining prior work experience.

5. Submitting three letters of recommendation.

6. Showing evidence of communication and language skills necessary for successful completion of a graduate degree. The student must achieve acceptable performance on a program-specific, structured writing project. The results and product will be retained in the student’s master file. The writing project will consist of a list of essay questions which all student candidates must answer as completely, grammatically correctly and as professionally as possible.


Degree Requirements

The Master of Science in Health Informatics degree consists of HINF 520, 523, 541, 553, 570, 620, 622, 632, 660, 673, 690 and 691. No more than one “C+” or “C” may be used to meet graduation degree requirements.


Certificate Requirements

A certificate in health informatics consists of HINF 520, 523, 541, 553, 620 and 690.