Health Informatics Emphasis

Technology is revolutionizing the way that healthcare is delivered both in the United States and around the world. The health informatics track focuses on improving patient care and outcomes through the use of information systems. Professionals in the field of health informatics strive to improve the health of individuals, groups and populations through innovative information technology that is thoughtfully designed, implemented and managed, and that is responsive to both present and future needs.

The health informatics track prepares students for entry-level careers in the rapidly growing field of health informatics and health information systems selection, implementation and management. Graduates of the program can expect to find plentiful employment opportunities as health informaticists, health information systems specialists, systems implementation specialists and related job fields in hospitals, clinics and other health care delivery systems.

With a Bachelor of Health Sciences with an emphasis in health informatics from Georgia Southern University, you’ll become a unique asset in the high-demand field of health informatics.

For more information about the program, contact the Health Informatics Program Coordinator, Dr. Paula Tillman.

Program of Study

RequirementsCredit Hours
General Requirements (core Areas A, B, C, D.I, and E)42 hours
Core Area F

  • CSCI 1150 Fundamentals of the Internet and World-Wide Web

  • CSCI 2070 Introduction to Computer Ethics and Cyber Security

  • HSCC 2500 Health Issues and Resources

  • ITEC 1310 Programming for Information Technology

  • MATH 2200 Elementary Statistics*
    * If not taken in Area D. If MATH 2200 was taken in Area D, select a course
    from the following list:
  • ANTH 1102 Anthropology
  • ECON 1101 Survey of Economics
  • ECON 2105 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECON 2106 Principles of Microeconomics
  • PSYC 1101 Introduction to Psychology
  • SOCI 1101 Introductory Sociology

  • RESP 2110 Medical Terminology
  • 18 hours
    Physical Education3 hours
    Physical Education1 hour
    Major Field Courses

  • HITC 3000 Introduction to Health Informatics

  • HLPR 2200 Interprofessional Teams in Healthcare Organizations

  • HSCC 2300 Management of Health Information

  • HSCC 3110 Legal Issues in the Health Care Environment

  • HSCC 3140 Epidemiology
  • 15 hours
    Related Field Courses

  • HITC 4100 Analysis of Healthcare Data

  • HITC 4700 Introduction to Project Management

  • HITC 4750 Principles of Knowledge Management and Decision Support

  • HITC 4800 Special Topics in Health Informatics

  • HITC 4900 Internship (6 credit hours)

  • HSCA 4620 Principles of Management in Health Services Organizations

  • HSCA 4630 Health Information Systems

  • HSCA 4655 Principles of Health Insurance and Reimbursement

  • HSCA 4660 Survey of Health Outcomes

  • HSCC 4020 Seminar in Professional Issues

  • HSCP 2000 Ethical Theories/Moral Issues in Health

  • ITEC 3500 Database Administration

  • ITEC 3600 Systems Analysis and Design

  • ITEC 3700 Cybersecurity I
  • 45 hours
    Total Semester Hours124 hours

    Last updated: 4/12/2018

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