Academic Catalog 2021-2022

Slippery Rock University

Health Informatics, Master of Science (MS)

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Critically analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of a software system.
  • Make informed choices among alternative configurations for the design, development, and implementation of software systems.
  • Write clear and concise user directions, executive summaries, for technical and non-technical personnel.
  • Perform data analysis and data mining to solve problems in health industry.
  • Recognize the ethical, legal, and social impacts of deploying an electronic system in an interconnected global society.
  • Solve health industry problems related to the implementation and deployment of computing systems to address the needs of an organization.
  • Use oral and electronic communication to effectively communicate directions, employee critique, and summary information.
  • Plan for and ensure the security, integrity, and privacy of data and the confidentiality of its use.

Related Links

Health Informatics, MS Program Page

Computer Science Department Page

Health Informatics Fact Sheet

Professional Licensure/Certification Page

Curriculum Guide

Health Informatics Courses
CPSC 602Introduction to Health Informatics3
CPSC 605Data Mining and Data Analysis3
CPSC 606Data Visualization3
CPSC 620Healthcare Ethics, Law, Privacy and Information Assurance3
CPSC 623Database Systems, Modeling and Security3
CPSC 685Big Data Analytics3
CPSC 688Software Engineering and Project Management3
HLTH 628Biostatistics for Public Health3
or STAT 603 Statistical Methods
HLTH 605Health Services Administration3
HLTH 631Foundations of Public Health3
Health Informatics Capstone or Informatics Internship
CPSC 720Health Informatics Capstone3
or CPSC 750 Informatics Internship
Total Hours33

Important Curriculum Guide Notes

This Curriculum Guide is provided to help SRU students and prospective students better understand their intended major curriculum. Enrolled SRU students should note that the My Rock Audit may place already-earned and/or in progress courses in different, yet valid, curriculum categories. Enrolled SRU students should use the My Rock Audit Report and materials and information provided by their faculty advisers to ensure accurate progress towards degree completion. The information on this guide is current as of the date listed. Students are responsible for curriculum requirements at the time of enrollment at the University.

PASSHE - Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Institutions

Major Code: 9HIN

Recommended Course Sequence

Full-Time Course Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallHours
CPSC 602 Introduction to Health Informatics 3
CPSC 605 Data Mining and Data Analysis 3
HLTH 631 Foundations of Public Health 3
HLTH 628
Biostatistics for Public Health
or Statistical Methods
3
 Hours12
Winter
HLTH 605 Health Services Administration 3
 Hours3
Spring
CPSC 620 Healthcare Ethics, Law, Privacy and Information Assurance 3
CPSC 623 Database Systems, Modeling and Security 3
CPSC 685 Big Data Analytics 3
CPSC 688 Software Engineering and Project Management 3
 Hours12
Summer
CPSC 606 Data Visualization 3
CPSC 720
Health Informatics Capstone
or Informatics Internship
3
 Hours6
 Total Hours**33

** This document is meant to serve as a guide. Please consult with your academic adviser and refer to your curriculum guide prior to registering for courses. This plan should be reviewed, and verified, by you and your academic adviser at least once each academic year.

Part-Time Course Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallHours
CPSC 602 Introduction to Health Informatics 3
CPSC 605 Data Mining and Data Analysis 3
 Hours6
Winter
HLTH 605 Health Services Administration 3
 Hours3
Spring
CPSC 620 Healthcare Ethics, Law, Privacy and Information Assurance 3
CPSC 623 Database Systems, Modeling and Security 3
 Hours6
Summer
CPSC 606 Data Visualization 3
 Hours3
Second Year
Fall
HLTH 628
Biostatistics for Public Health
or Statistical Methods
3
HLTH 631 Foundations of Public Health 3
 Hours6
Spring
CPSC 685 Big Data Analytics 3
CPSC 688 Software Engineering and Project Management 3
 Hours6
Summer
CPSC 720
Health Informatics Capstone
or Informatics Internship
3
 Hours3
 Total Hours**33

** This document is meant to serve as a guide. Please consult with your academic adviser and refer to your curriculum guide prior to registering for courses. This plan should be reviewed, and verified, by you and your academic adviser at least once each academic year.