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Michigan Technological University offers a Master of Science in Medical Informatics. Medical informatics is the intersection of information science, computer science, and healthcare. It is a fast growing field that deals with the resources, devices, and methods required to optimize the acquisition, storage, retrieval, and use of information in health and biomedicine. The degree program covers the multi-disciplinary field of medical informatics, including medical decisions support systems, telemedicine, medical ethics, consumer health informatics, international healthcare systems, global health informatics, translational research informatics, and home care.
During the program students will expand upon their understanding and knowledge of medical informatics and computer/information security. The curriculum focuses on complex medical decisions, evidence-based medicine, disease management, and comprehensive laboratory informatics. Students will also learn how to design and implement innovative applications, and promote new technologies to improve healthcare. The program provides students with research opportunities within the field of medical informatics.
Students with a Medical Informatics MS degree will be qualified in areas such as hospital and healthcare systems, health informatics firms, research laboratories, computer/information security firms, medical technology firms, public health organizations, medical software companies, insurance companies, and government organizations. They will also be qualified for several job opportunities in the fields of pharmacy, the biomedical industry, dentistry, clinical care, and nursing. Graduates can pursue a variety of careers including chief information officer, clinical informaticist, healthcare administrator, or medical health service manager.
Students must have a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution
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North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
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