HIT 5000 Practicum in Applied Health Informatics

Credit Hours: (Variable hours/week) 1 - 3 semester credits

During the practicum, each student will select an area of interest in which to apply the knowledge and skill gained during the didactic courses. Students will become active participants in the work of developing informatics-based applications and/or applying informatics science and skills to address an information management need. Each student will develop a specific set of goals to be accomplished. The student’s advising committee and practicum supervisor must accept these goals. These goals will reflect the student’s area of interest and the needs of the preempting organization. This course is graded on a pass/fail basis and is repeated for a maximum of 3 semester credit hours to meet degree requirements.


Access to the Internet, personal computer and consent of instructor.

Additional Information

The Professional Applied Masters Program in Health Informatics course work is not transferable to the Master of Science in Health Informatics or the Doctor of Philosophy in Health Informatics.

Course Goals

Upon successfully completing this course, the student will:

  • develop a portfolio of health information resources
  • develop a specific set of goals to be accomplished for the practicum
  • develop a health informatics project to address an information management need
  • submit a report summarizing the practicum experience.