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University of Michigan School of Information


Core courses

Health Informatics classroom

In order to develop a strategic vision for health informatics applications, students acquire through the core curriculum an understanding of human and organizational behavior, of technology capabilities and constraints, and of the health care context. In order to plan, develop, implement and evaluate systems, students learn to apply tools and techniques for design, analysis and management. Through the program seminar sequence, students read about and discuss emerging technologies, learn from guest speakers, and prepare for and present on their internship experiences. 

Some requirements offer a waiver option. Waivers do not reduce the 52 credits required for the degree but enable students to choose other courses of interest.

Note: Current students should refer to the MHI Academic Advising Resource site to ensure they are accessing the most up-to-date curricular information for their specific cohort.

Area 1: Core Health Informatics

All courses in Area 1 are required:

SI 574: Health Informatics Program Seminar

LHS 668 / HMP 668 / BIOINF 668 / SI 542: Introduction to Health Informatics

SI 661 / HMP 661: Managing Health Informatics

LHS 660 / SI 648 / HMP 648: Evaluation Methods in Health Informatics and Learning Systems

Area 2: Health System and Organizational Studies

Choose one of:

HMP 600: The Health Services System

HMP 603: Organization & Management of Healthcare Systems

HMP 604: Organization & Management of Health Advocacy & Community-Based Non-Profits

HMP 677: Health Care Organization: An International Perspective 

PUBHLTH 513: Public Health Systems, Policy & Management

BA 523: Comprehensive Healthcare Strategies AND PUBHLTH 626: Understanding/Improving the US Health Care System

LHS 650: Health Infrastructures Pro Seminar 1 AND PUBHLTH 626: Understanding/Improving the US Healthcare System 

Area 3: Facilitating Change with Health Informatics

Choose two of:

SI 554 / HBHE 654: Consumer Health Informatics

HMP 611 / SI 611: Population Health Informatics

SI 684 / HBEHED 684: Designing Consumer Health Technologies

SI 672: Applied Clinical Informatics

SI 624: Health Data Analysis

HBEHED 665: mHealth for Behavior Change

NURS 539: Foundations of Quality Science and Analytics

SI 654 / HMP 649: Critical Policy Issues in Health IT

LHS 611: Knowledge Representation & Knowledge Management

LHS 712: Medical Natural Language Processing  

Area 4: Methods, Tools, and Techniques

SI 501: Contextual Inquiry and Consulting Foundations

STATS Selective Courses (Choose one)

BIOSTAT 501: Introduction to Biostatistics 

BIOSTAT 521: Applied Biostatistics 

SI 544: Introduction to Statistics and Data Analysis 

Programming Requirement (Choose one)

SI 506: Programming I

LHS 610: Exploratory Data Analysis for Health

HS 650: Data Science and Predictive Analytics

Database Requirement (Choose one)

HMP 669: Data Management in Health Care

SI 664: Database Application Design 

Classes and additional requirements:

  • Internship: Meet the minimum internship requirements
  • Foundations of Public Health Practice module
  • Electives

The Master of Health Informatics at the University of Michigan is a joined degree, featuring courses and faculty from the School of Information, School of Public Health and the School of Medicine Department of Learning Health Sciences.