Pharm. D./Health Informatics​​​

​Findlay offers direct admission to its College of Pharmacy, which means that you are accepted into the college your freshman year and guaranteed that spot as long as you maintain the academic requirements. For students who choose to also pursue a Master of Science in Health Informatics (MSHI), you must meet the eligibility requirements as outlined below.


As a dual major, you will be assigned a secondary faculty adviser to assist with your academic plan and to guide you through the courses/program. You will not be charged additional tuition up to 18 credit hours per semester.

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The MSHI consists of HINF 501, 523, 541, 553, 570, 620, 622, 632, 660, 673, 690 and 691.

Fall     

HINF 501     

HINF 523

Introduction to Health Informatics

Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Informatics     

3

3

Spring     

 

HINF 541

HINF 553

 

Introduction to Clinical Information Systems   

Database Systems for Healthcare

 

3

3

Summer     

 

HINF570

HINF620

 

Research Methods in Informatics

Healthcare Delivery Outcomes

 

3

3

Fall

 

HINF 622

HINF 632     

 

Healthcare Network and Security

Politics and Policies in Health Informatics     

 

3

3

Spring     

 

HINF 660

HINF 673

 

Healthcare Project Management

Health Informatics Organizational Issues

 

3

3

Summer     

 

HINF 690

HINF 691

 

Professional Practice Experience

Capstone     

 

2

1


There are two primary eligibility criteria and one secondary eligibility criterion (student must meet only one of the three):
 

Primary:

  • The pharmacy student applying must be a P5 in good academic standing, or

  • Be a P1-P4 in good academic standing and already possess a bachelor's degree or higher

Secondary:

  • Be a P4 in good academic standing and can take a maximum of two health informatics courses in that academic year


The student should apply to the MSHI program - enter the keyword: graduate - and submit the online graduate application.

The student must have already met or be actively pursuing the prerequisite competencies for MSHI program entry:

  • Medical Terminology
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Introduction to Computers (Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Database Applications (Access or SQL)


The student also must complete and forward the Joint Pharmacy/Health Informatics Contract to handle the Business Office billing arrangements.

  • Print, complete, sign & date, get your pharmacy adviser's signature & date, and then forward to your MSHI adviser for a signature

  • The form must be received in the Business Office at least two weeks prior to the start of the session


Policy for pharmacy students taking MBA/health informatics courses

 
Before students can be registered for courses, they need to do all of the above, and also complete and submit their Online Payment Agreement, each semester.
 
No MSHI courses will be taken during your sixth year to make sure you can focus on your pharmacy rotations.

If you have any further questions about the Pharm.D./MSHI dual major, please contact:
Instructor & Program Director, Health Informatics
Phone:   419-434-5594