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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.

Area 1: Core Health Informatics  

SI 574 Health Informatics Program Seminar

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

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

SI 661 / HMP 661 Managing Health Informatics

Area 2: Health System and Organizational Studies 

HMP 600 The Health Services System

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

BA 523 + PUBHLTH 626

   BA 523 - Comprehensive Healthcare Strategies 

   PUBHLTH 626 - Understanding/Improving the US Health Care System

LHS 650 + PUBHLTH 626

   LHS 650 - Health Infrastructures Pro Seminar 1

   PUBHLTH 626 - Understanding/Improving the US Healthcare System

Area 3: Facilitating Change with Health Informatics

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

HBEHED 665 mHealth for Behavior Change

NURS 539 Foundations of Quality Science and Analytics

LHS 611 Knowledge Representation & Knowledge Management

LHS 712 Medical Natural Language Processing  

Area 4: Methods, Tools and Techniques 

SI 501 Contextual Inquiry and Project Management

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

SI 508 Intensive Python Programming for Information Students

LHS 610 Exploratory Data Analysis for Health

HS 650 Data Science and Predictive Analytics

Database Requirement (Choose one)

HMP 553 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.