Information Studies: Health Informatics Concentration

24 credit hours
This concentration provides students with a foundational understanding of the practice and research in the interdisciplinary field of Health Informatics. This dynamic discipline is essentially focused on the design, implementation, and evaluation of information and communication technologies to help in the collection, organization, and use of biomedical information in myriad forms and in support of research, practice, education, and other areas in the biomedical community. Of importance is that HI is not solely about any given technology; rather, information and knowledge are of central importance, particularly their use in supporting decision making, discovering and transferring knowledge, and other activities and processes in health. The sequence of courses affords students both a broad-based understanding of the underlying constructs and areas of interest in Health Informatics, as well as more in-depth explorations into particular areas. Students can use the knowledge gained in this concentration to pursue further education in the field or gain entry into careers in various health information professions.

Required Courses: (12 hours)
•    LIS 2937 Selected Topics: Databases for Information Science 3
•    LIS 3353 IT Concepts for Information Professionals 3
•    LIS 4930 Selected Topics: Intro to Health Informatics 3
•    HSC/PHC XXXX Approved Public Health elective 3

Electives: (Minimum 9 hours)
•    LIS 3261 Introduction to Information Science 3
•    LIS 4930 Selected Topics: Health Information Management Systems 3
•    LIS 4930 Selected Topics: Health Information Technology 3
•    LIS 4930 Information Discovery in Health Info Mgmt Systems 3

College Exit Requirement: (3 hours)
•    IDS 4934 Senior Capstone for BSAS/BGS 3
This course is the required capstone course for all BGS concentrations.

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