Executive Health Informatics Curriculum

The Executive Health Informatics Program requires the completion of 33 credit hours consisting of 9 core courses and an individual research project (6 credit hours). These curricular requirements cannot be waived as a result of work experience or previous academic endeavor.

Foundation Courses: Participants must meet one foundation prerequisite, which can be completed via correspondence through MU, the Center for Independent Study, via self-study software, or through other institutions. Previous coursework or extensive, documented experience in these areas can be substituted. Since foundation courses are necessary preparation/prerequisites for required HSM courses, the faculty may require special pre-assessment of the level of preparation of students who have completed analogous foundation coursework prior to enrollment in the program.

  • Statistical Analysis

Executive HI students must be familiar with core computer science terminology, programming and database concepts, and decision support systems. Several computer science foundation course are highly recommended:

  • Algorithm Design/Programming I and II (2 semesters or CS 1050 and 2050 or equivalent)
  • Database management systems I (CS 4380/7380 or equivalent)

Oral Comprehensives. All health informatics students are required to complete successfully an oral examination that enables the faculty to evaluate the student's competency in health informatics. The evaluation takes place during the student's final semester.

Example Plan of Study
1st Spring Semester (program begins in January)

HMI 7410 - Introduction to the US Health Care System
HMI 7430 - Introduction to Health Informatics

1st Summer Semester

HMI 8450 - Methods of Health Services Research
HMI 7440 - Health Information Technology

1st Fall Semester

HMI 8550 - Health Data Analytics
HMI 8571 - Decision Support in Health Care Systems

2nd Spring Semester

HMI 8441 - Biomedical and Health Vocabularies and Ontologies
HMI 8435 - Information Security, Evaluation and Policy

2nd Summer Semester

HMI 8443 - Enterprise Information Architecture

2nd Fall Semester

HMI 8437 - Data Warehousing and Data/Text Mining for Health Care
HMI 8451 - Individual Executive Management Studies