Master of Science in Applied Health Sciences Informatics Curriculum-Campus Program
|DHSI Programs||Master in Applied Health Science
|Completed in||12 months|
|Total Quarter Credits||60 quarter credits|
|Core Courses||27 quarter credits|
|Selectives + Electives||21 quarter credits|
|Fellows seminar||1 credit each quarter (total 4 credits)|
|Grand Rounds||1 credit each quarter (total 4 credits)|
PLEASE NOTE THE ADD/DROP DATES FOR THE 2017/18 ACADEMIC YEAR
Date for withdrawal from a masters or certificate program with full refund is September 11, 2017, based on two weeks from start of classes.
|Quarter 1||August 28 – October 20 2017
Drop date – September 11, 2017
|Quarter 2||October 23 – December 19, 2017
Drop date – November 6, 2017
|Quarter 3||January 22 – March 16, 2018
Drop date – February 5, 2018
|Quarter 4||March 26 – May 18, 2018
Drop date – April 9, 2018
|Summer||July 2, 2018 – August 24, 2018
Drop date – July 16, 2018
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.
- 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 the students’ ongoing progress. On review of the fellows’ academic progress, the committee will recommend the students continuance or dismissal from the Program.
Courses divide into Core and Electives. This website is 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 at via the SIS general search engine (except courses in the School of Medicine). 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.
- SCHOOL COURSE LINKS
- DHSI School of Medicine Department Courses = ME courses can be found at:
- School of Medicine (SOM) = ME courses can be found at:
- Bloomberg School of Public Health (SPH) = PH courses can be found at:
- Carey School of Business (Carey ) = BU courses can be found at:
- Whiting School of Engineering (WSE) = EN courses are at:
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 (27 credits) are to be taken by all students.
- ME 600.903 Introduction to Public Health and Biomedical Informatics Q1 3 CREDITS
- ME 600.900 Health Information Systems: Design to Deployment Q2 3 CREDITS
- ME 600.902 Leading Change through Health IT Q4 3 CREDITS
- ME 600.904 HIT Standards and Systems Interoperability Q3 3 CREDITS
- ME 600.901 Health Sciences Informatics: Knowledge Engineering & Decision Support Q4 3 CREDITS
- ME. 600.905 Clinical Informatics Q2* 3 CREDITS
- ME 600.906 Real-time Disease Surveillance Q4* 3 CREDITS
- ME 600.907 Database Querying in Health Q3 (Going online, 2017) 3 CREDITS
- ME 600.714 Analysis of Electronic Health Records Q1 3 CREDITS
- ME.600.810 Student Seminar & Grand Rounds Q1-4 1 CREDIT
- ME.600.808 Health Sciences informatics Capstone 8 CREDITS
- ACADEMIC & RESEARCH ETHICS-ESSENTIAL (2 days to be announced)
- 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 600.810 STUDENT SEMINAR & GRAND ROUNDS
Weekly combined seminar and Grand Rounds during term. 1 credit per quarter provided students attend both seminar and Grand Rounds. Students not matriculated in our formal degree or certificate programs must seek the instructor's permission. Grand Rounds is open to all for those not seeking course credit for attending. Details on speakers and remote access to the lecture may be found here on the Grand Rounds page.
ME 600.808 HEALTH SCIENCES INFORMATICS CAPSTONE (APPLIED STUDENTS ONLY)
The purpose of the Capstone is to provide students an opportunity to:
- Demonstrate the ability to translate competencies established in classes and in prior experience into a real-world setting
- Enlarge their portfolio of significant, completed documents or projects
The Capstone Project will generally last at least 2 quarters. Students will join an active work group, supervised directly or indirectly by the practicum preceptor. The student will be responsible for spending about 20% of his/her time at the Capstone site, with the specific timing to be negotiated with the practicum preceptor. Attendance may include attending project and staff meetings, as well as front-line activity, such as working with clients.
The final report shall document attendance, how (or whether) the learning objectives were met, and shall include the report generated for the preceptor. A presentation will be made of the final report at a Capstone Presentation Seminar, with students, faculty, and capstone preceptors in attendance.
- PH 312.603 Fundamentals of Budgeting and Financial Management Q1*, Q2*, or Q3*
- PH 312.621 Financial Management in Health Care (I) Q3 (check prerequisites)
- Organization/Strategic Issues
- PH 312.601 Fundamentals of Management for Health Care Organizations Q1
- PH 312.621 Strategic Planning Q3 or Q4
- PH 312.655 Organizational Behavior and Management Q4 (2 credits)
- PH 380.681 Strategic Leadership Principles and Tools for Health System Transformation in Developing Countries Q2 (4 credits)
- Project Management
- EN 605.408 Software Project Management Q1*+Q2* (check extensive prerequisites)
- EN 595.460 Introduction to Project Management (check prerequisites; limited enrollment)
- BU 300.620 Managing Complex Projects Q1+Q2
- EN 605.708 Tools and Techniques of Software Project Management Q1+Q2 (check prerequisites)
CODE IN THE PARENTHESIS IS THE AREA OF FOCUS FOR THE COURSE:
- (CL) = CLINICAL
- (PH) = PUBLIC HEALTH
- (BM) =BIOMEDICAL
- PH 340.770 Public Health Surveillance (PH) Q2
- PH 309.631 Population Health Informatics (PH) Q2*
- Some overlap with Intro to PH and Biomedical informatics, but a new area
- PH 221.637 Health Information Systems (CL) Q2*
- Systems in use primarily in developing countries for population-type data. Not necessarily tied to health IT.
- PH 221.649 E-Health and mHealth in Low and Middle Income Countries (PH) Q3*
- PH 221.646 Health Systems In Low And Middle Income Countries (PH) Q2, Q2*
- The context within with health IT and ICT would be used in these countries
- PH 223.672 Data Management Methods In Health Research Studies (PH) (5 credits) Q1*, Q4*
- An intensive course on the nuts and bolts of managing study data (focused on public health studies, as opposed to clinical trials data) in general and in MS Access.
- EN 580.431 Introduction to Computational Medicine Q1+Q2
- (pre-reqs: calculus I-III, linear algebra, and ordinary differential equations. Proficiency in C++, Matlab or Python is required)
- PH 309.732 Organizational and Human Factors in Patient Safety (CL) Q4
- Taught by faculty of the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality
- ELECTIVES-Computer Science
- EN 600.226 Data Structures and Algorithms Q1+Q2
- EN 600.315 Databases Q1+Q2 (EN 600.226 Data Structures… pre-req)
- EN 600.321 Object Oriented Software Engineering Q1+Q2
- (EN 600.266 and EN 600.120 Intermediate Programming pre reqs)
- EN 600.337 Distributed Systems Q1+Q2 (no pre-reqs, but check first)
- EN 650.401 Introduction to Information Security Q1+Q2
- (pre-req: Basic knowledge of computer system and information technology)
- EN 600.460 Software Vulnerability Analysis Q1+Q2 (prereqs: None listed, but check with faculty)
- EN 650.472 Security Analytics
- (pre-req: Background: Basic knowledge of statistics; either Python or R programming skill)
- EN 650.414 Rights in the Digital Age Q1+Q2*
- EN 650.640 Moral and Legal Foundations of Privacy, Q3+Q4
- EN 660.311 Law and the Internet Q1+Q2, Q3+Q4 (pre-reqs: None listed)
- EN 600.450 Network Embedded Systems and Sensor Networks Q1+Q2*
- EN 650.655 Implementing Effective Information & Security Programs*
- EN 600.445 or 645 Computer-Integrated Surgery (CL) Q1+Q2 (Not clear if offered 2016-2017)
- Emphasis on the "computing aspect"
- ELECTIVES-Non-Clinical Informatics
- PH 120.608 Genomics for Public Health (BM) Q4
- PH 140.636 Perl for Bioinformatics (BM) (4 Credits Q1
- A solid introduction for programming, but only if you have a bio background
- PH 340.696 Spatial Analysis I: ArcGIS Q1
- PH 340.697 Spatial Analysis II: Spatial Data Technologies Q2 (2 credits)
- PH 340.701 Epidemiologic Application of GIS Q4 (2 credits) (No prereqs)
- Requires background in epidemiology and biostatistics. Requires ability to work with a spreadsheet.
- ME 800.707 Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Q1, Q2
- Required of all SOM basic sciences students
- PH 410.733 Communication Network Analysis in Public Health Programs (PH) Q1
- The application of network theory to the analysis of data in public health
- PH 140.776 Statistical Computing (CL) Q1
- Teaches programming language R (and a little C), and assumes background statistics (like 140.621, intermediate-level statistics)
- ELECTIVES-Research Design and Evaluation
- PH 340.660 Practical Skills in Conducting Research in Clinical Epidemiology and Investigation Q1
- PH 140.613 Data Analysis Workshop (Summer/Winter Institute)
- PH 140.621 Biostat I (1 of 4) Q1 (5 credits)
- PH 340.721 Epi (1 of 4) Q1 (5 credits)
- PH 410.686 Advanced Quantitative Methods in the Social and Behavioral Sciences: A Practical Introduction Q4 (4 credits)
- PH 140.611.81 Statistical Reasoning in Public Health I Q1*
- PH 140.612.81 Statistical Reasoning in Public Health II Q2*
- PH 140.664.81 Casual Inference in Medicine and Public Health I Q3 (3 credits)
- PH 340.682.81 Pharmacoepidemiology Methods Q2
- PH 340.802.81 Expert Searching for High Quality Evidence in the Online Environment Q2
- PH 340.684.81 Pharmacoepidemiology Drug Utilization Q3
- PH 340.861.81 Clinical Trials Procedures Design and Interpretation of Results Q3
- PH 340.722.81 Epidemiologic Inference in Public Health II Q4* (4 credits)