Doctor in Philosophy in Health Informatics Curriculum
For students from Fall 2007 to Summer 2012
List of courses to meet the degree requirements in the PhD program in Health Informatics.
The curriculum below is effective for all PhD students beginning study in Fall Semester 2007. The curriculum was designed to improve the quality of educational experience by providing additional background skills and knowledge that are fundamental to the ability to study informatics, and by providing foundational courses that provide a core set of informatics skills and knowledge. The curriculum allows flexibility in course selection. Prefoundational courses may count as support courses with your advisor's approval.
If your first semester in the Doctoral program was prior to Fall 2007, you may choose to meet the requirements of the new curriculum or continue with the old curriculum. If you wish to use the new curriculum, you must inform Academic Affairs. Even if you choose to continue under the old curriculum, you are strongly advised to speak to your advisors about taking some of the newly offered prefoundational and foundational courses on the new curriculum.
The Doctoral degree requires a minimum of 93 graduate credit hours.
The Doctor of Philosophy in Health Informatics is a research based degree. The student works with a mentor and an advising committee in a specific area of research interest. This research is related to the mentor's area of research. Students will take didactic courses in basic, advanced and research informatics. See the curriculum for specific courses. Each student will work with their mentor and advising committee to develop a degree plan to steer their research and courses.
Successful completion of the program requires passing each course with a grade of either A or B grade and defending your dissertation. Upon completion, students will receive a diploma with Doctor of Philosophy in Health Informatics engraved.