Opportunities for health sciences librarians or informationists interested in health information management are diverse and challenging, ranging from very specialized kinds of positions in large research or teaching institutions to personalized service roles in small hospital libraries and extensive information services in biotechnology companies or interacting with other health care providers engaged in applications of medical informatics and bioinformatics. The program focuses on the fundamental concepts and activities in health information processing, including health storage and retrieval systems, clinical decision support, clinical research and issues in health care financing, and legal, ethical, and philosophical concerns in health informatics.
The Department of Library and Information Sciences provides preparation relevant to several specializations within health informatics, including:
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Master's Required Courses
|SLIS 5000 - Introduction to the Information Profession|
SLIS 5200 - Introduction to Information Organization
SLIS 5600 - Introduction to Information and Access Retrieval
Health Informatics Courses
|SLIS 5365 Health Sciences Information Management|
SLIS 5637 Medical Informatics
SLIS 5670 Organization of Information of Clinical Care
SLIS 5960 Community-Based Health Information
SLIS 5960 Medical Digital Imaging
Health Informatics Electives
|SLIS 5080 Research Methods and Analysis|
SLIS 5205 Information Indexing, Abstracting and Retrieval
SLIS 5206 Information Retrieval Design
SLIS 5210 Organization and Control of Information Resources I
SLIS 5300 Management of Information Agencies
SLIS 5305 Systems Analysis and Design
SLIS 5306 Project Management for Information Systems
SLIS 5647 Legal Information and Access Services
SLIS 5660 Government Information and Services
SLIS 5711 Internet Applications, Services, and Mgmt for Info. Professionals
SLIS 5900 Special Problems
Note: Students may take up to 6 hours in UNT’s School of Public Health with the consent of the advisor and instructor. Also, other courses may be selected with the approval of the student’s advisor.
Master's Required Courses
Program of Study Courses
Computer Literacy: May be satisfied by testing or experience.
Field Experience: May be satisfied by prior work experience or SLIS 5090, Practicum/Internship*. Numerous opportunities are available to meet this requirement such as advanced digital imaging work.
* Not counted for degree credit.
For more information about this program of study, please go to the Health Informatics Program Home Page.
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