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  • Kaplan University offers multiple start dates, giving you greater flexibility with your education, life, and work schedules.

    Oct 19

    Online Start Date
    Oct 19, 2016

    Jan 04

    Online Start Date
    Jan 04, 2017

    Mar 22

    Online Start Date
    Mar 22, 2017

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  • Curriculum: All Tracks


    Core

    HA 515: LEADERSHIP IN HEALTH CARE (4 Credits)

    This course explores organizational theory and behavior essential for successful leadership and management in the health care industry. Emphasis will be placed on communication techniques, self-analysis, and strategies for best practices in order to effectively implement key leadership and management concepts in dynamic health care environments. Key values that guide a leader's personal and professional behavior and influence overall effectiveness will be explored, as well as their impact on overall leadership styles.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Core Credits: 48
    Total Program Credits: 48

    HA 535: HEALTH CARE STATISTICS (4 Credits)

    In this course, you will be introduced to the practical applications of descriptive and inferential statistics for the health industry. You will formulate a data procurement plan by analyzing real-world data. Additionally, you will learn how to effectively disseminate published health research data and apply this new knowledge within the field.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Core Credits: 48
    Total Program Credits: 48

    HI 501: HEALTH INFORMATICS (4 Credits)

    Health informatics deals with the resources, devices, and methods required to optimize the acquisition, storage, retrieval, and use of information in health and biomedicine. This course introduces the history and development of health informatics. It focuses on such issues as the structure, function, and transfer of information, sociotechnical aspects of health computing, and human-computer interaction. Students will also explore medical decision making, natural language processing, and knowledge discovery in the clinical setting.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Core Credits: 48
    Total Program Credits: 48

    HI 510: HEALTH INFORMATION SYSTEMS (4 Credits)

    This course is concerned with such issues as information systems analysis, design, implementation, and management. Students will explore health IT standards, health information exchanges, and systems thinking and theory. This course also covers the evaluation of processes and systems that ensure compliance with regulatory, governmental, legal, accreditation, and certification requirements for health information technologies.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Core Credits: 48
    Total Program Credits: 48

    HI 530: CLINICAL TERMINOLOGIES AND MEDICAL VOCABULARIES (4 Credits)

    This course focuses on the use of health care terminologies, vocabularies, and classification systems. Students will identify their appropriate uses and sources, and apply them within health information systems to promote effective communications and data integrity.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Core Credits: 48
    Total Program Credits: 48

    HI 540: PROJECT MANAGEMENT OF HEALTH INFORMATION SYSTEMS (4 Credits)

    This course explores the technical aspects of health information systems management including issues of systems design and development as well as system support and maintenance. Students will analyze and describe necessary steps in the cycle such as identifying and selecting appropriate systems technology and data standards, creating requirements, evaluating security, and accommodating human factors in design and use. Other topics include terminology, functions, and standards as well as the basics of information architecture and systems infrastructure.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Core Credits: 48
    Total Program Credits: 48

    HI 560: HEALTH CARE DATA ANALYSIS (4 Credits)

    This course provides an in-depth overview of health care data analysis and design methodologies. Students examine techniques to develop systems more efficiently using the system development life cycle.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Core Credits: 48
    Total Program Credits: 48

    HI 570: LEGAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES IN HEALTH INFORMATION (4 Credits)

    This course covers data security, privacy, and confidentiality of heath information as it relates to information technology and management. Topics include risk management, information security, and data validity and integrity. Students will also examine disaster recovery plans for data and service delivery.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Core Credits: 48
    Total Program Credits: 48

    HI 580: INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT (4 Credits)

    This course is concerned with such issues as computer networks, database and systems administration, security, and programming. Topics include virtual network applications and storage, system integration tools, principles of data representation, and systems testing and evaluation.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Core Credits: 48
    Total Program Credits: 48

    PU 535: PUBLIC HEALTH BIOLOGY (4 Credits)

    The impact of biological processes in disease, as related to the mechanisms of causation, disease transmission, host risk factors, and host vulner­abilities, is presented. The pathophysiologic mechanisms are studied in order to plan control strategies and effective interventions to improve the health of the public.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Core Credits: 48
    Total Program Credits: 48

    PU 650: INFECTIOUS DISEASE EPIDEMIOLOGY (4 Credits)

    Students are introduced to the scope and practice of infectious disease epidemiology. Topics include historical aspects, definitions and nomenclature, outbreak investigations, disease surveillance, case-control studies, cohort studies, laboratory diagnosis, molecular epidemiology, dynamics of transmission, and assessment of vaccine field ef­fectiveness. Students explore the global aspects of infectious diseases in the modern world.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Core Credits: 48
    Total Program Credits: 48

    HI 595: MASTER’S CAPSTONE IN HEALTH INFORMATICS (4 Credits)

    The capstone course is the culminating experience for the Master of Health Informatics. This course builds on the concepts of all the courses students have taken within the program of study. The capstone course provides students with the opportunity to integrate and synthesize the knowledge and skills acquired through their coursework in an original comprehensive project, and to assess their level of mastery of the stated outcomes of their degree program in health informatics.

    Prerequisites Required: Last term

    Total Core Credits: 48
    Total Program Credits: 48

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  • * Kaplan University cannot guarantee employment or career advancement.

    Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Computer and Information Systems Managers, on the Internet www.bls.gov/ooh/Management/Computer-and-information-systems-managers.htm. National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth.

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