Master of Science in Health Sciences Informatics-Research Program Curriculum

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Health Sciences Informatics Research Program Curriculum

DHSI Programs Master in Applied Health Science
Informatics-Campus Based
Completed in 24 months
Total Quarter Credits 96 quarter credits
Core Courses 27 quarter credits
Selectives + Electives 25 quarter credits
Fellows seminar/Grand Rounds 1 credit each quarter (total 8 credits)
Practicum Optional
Capstone N/A
Thesis project 36 quarter credits (12 credits year 1, 24 credits year 2)

 

PLEASE NOTE THE ADD/DROP DATES FOR THE 2016/17 ACADEMIC YEAR

Date for withdrawal from a masters or certificate program with full refund is September 14, 2016, based on two weeks from start of classes.

  • Quarter 1, September 1, 2016 - October 26, 2016
  • September 14, 2016 - Last day to drop course/program with full refund
  • Quarter 2, October 27, 2016 - December 22, 2016
  • Last day to drop - November 10, 2016 by 5pm
  • Quarter 3, January 23, 2017 - March 17, 2017
  • Last day to drop - February 3, 2017 by 5pm
  • Quarter 4, March 27, 2017 - May 19, 2017
  • Last day to drop - April 7, 2017 by 5pm
  • Summer, May 15, 2017 - August 11, 2017
  • Last day to drop - May 30, 2017 by 5pm

THE CURRICULUM

All programs follow the School of Medicine's standard for minimum grade requirements as outlined in the "Grading Policy" below, and include core, selective and elective coursework,  a weekly seminar, weekly Grand Rounds, and a capstone (or thesis) project.

GRADING POLICY

  • At most, two courses with grades less than B– may be counted towards the coursework requirements. No course with grades less than C- may be counted. The overall grade point average of the courses counted towards the coursework requirements must be a 3.00 or higher (B average). At most, two independent study courses can be counted towards the course requirements.
  • Other than independent study courses, no courses with grades of S or Pass/Fail can be counted towards the coursework requirement. Courses with grades of S or Pass/Fail will not be included in the grade point average calculation.
  • A grade of D or F will result in probation; a second D or F would be cause for being dropped from the program.
     
  • Probation: Upon being placed on probation the student will receive an email and official letter from the Program Director. An ad hoc subcommittee, comprising at least three members of the Executive Committee (of the Director’s choosing) will be assembled, and a formal meeting with the student scheduled. During the meeting the student will have the opportunity to review the grade with the committee, and to develop consensus on a plan to monitor future progress in the program, including a time line for meeting the program’s expectations. The notification and committee proceedings will become part of the student's permanent record, as will documentation of thestudents’ ongoing progress. On review of the fellows’ academic progress, the committee will recommend the students continuance or dismissal from the Program.

COURSES

Courses divide into Core and Electives. This website includes a listing of all DHSI approved program courses, selected from the schools below. A link to each school's search URL is provided here for students to find more information on any specific course, if needed. In addition, courses, along with availability and specifics, can also be found via the SIS general search engine. Note that some course links provided on this website will take you to one of the search pages to allow students to search by course number and some are linked directly to the course and its information. Also note that each school has a 3 digit abbreviation and a 2 digit school code as part of their course number.

All courses listed on this website are 3 credits, unless otherwise stated.

Semester-long courses are denoted as “Q1+Q2” or “Q3+Q4.”

Remember to check for prerequisites and most non-SOM courses require professor approval via email.

While SPH and other Schools' grades are posted on SIS, SOM grades are not.

  • OTHER IMPORTANT LINKS

The most recent catalog for SOM is this 2012-2013 pdf; it is most useful for information on biomedical courses. The MS for Information Systems at the Carey School of Business lists courses in that program (use SIS for details on specific courses). The Department of Computer Science at WSE provides a pdf of the official catalog. A full listing of WSE Computer Science courses can be found at https://apps.ep.jhu.edu/schedule/search and WSE offers courses for its Entrepreneurship & Management minor (and masters).

  • REGARDING "SEMESTER" AND "QUARTERS."
  • An SPH 3-credit 2-quarter course "counts" as 6 credits for the HSI program
  • A Homewood (or other semester-based programs) 3-credit semester course "counts" as 4.5 credits for the HSI program (or 2.25 per quarter). A 2-credit semester course "counts" as 3 quarter credits.
  • CORE COURSES

An * (asterisk) on the quarter number (e.g. Q1*) indicates that the course is offered online only that quarter; otherwise, the course is offered in class only.

The following core courses (15 credits) are to be taken by all students:

ETHICS REQUIREMENT

Applied MS online students should complete the following on-line course. Biomedical Responsible Conduct of Research, Basic Course, provided by CITI https://www.citiprogram.org. This is a graduation requirement.

ME 600.704 HSI FELLOWS SEMINAR

A weekly seminar (Fridays, 9-10 webcast to participants) covering a range of topics and activities. Topics include ethics and professionalism, as well as ontologies and advanced informatics tools. Activities include student presentations of research in progress. Specific activities and topics are determined by the needs of the students. Attendance is required.

ME 600.803 HSI GRAND ROUNDS (SEMINAR)

A weekly seminar (Fridays, 9-10 webcast to participants) covering a range of topics and activities. Topics include ethics and professionalism, as well as ontologies and advanced informatics tools. Activities include student presentations of research in progress. Specific activities and topics are determined by the needs of the students. Attendance is required.

ME 600.803 HSI GRAND ROUNDS (SEMINAR)

A weekly seminar (Fridays, 12:15-1:15, generally at Chevy Chase Auditorium of the Sheikh Fayed Tower) for students, faculty, and invited guests to present ongoing research and work in informatics. The weekly schedule is listed here. Attendance at 90% or more of DHSI Grand Rounds presentations is required.

ME 600.804 MENTORED RESEARCH (RESEARCH STUDENTS ONLY)

This course number applies to Research Masters students and both lab rotations for PhD students and to continuing research for PhD students. The informatics research is precepted by a faculty member in the Division or approved by the Training Program Director. The research may originate with the preceptor or with the student, and may be at different phases of development. In the case of the lab rotation, most of the activity is supervised by the preceptor. In the case on ongoing research, there is supervision by the Training Program Director as well as the research committee assembled by the student. Milestones are set for each quarter. Please note that a comprehensive research plan must be submitted to the program director for approval not later than September 15 of Year 2. Failure to do so will result in probation for the student.

  • ELECTIVES-Management
  1. Budgeting
  2. Organization/Strategic Issues
  3. Project Management
  • ELECTIVES-Informatics

CODE IN THE PARANTHESIS IS THE AREA OF FOCUS FOR THE COURSE:

  • (CL) = CLINICAL
  • (PH) = PUBLIC HEALTH
  • (BM) =BIOMEDICAL
  • ELECTIVES-Computer Science
  • ELECTIVES-Non-Clinical Informatics
  • ELECTIVES-Research Design and Evaluation