Online Health Informatics Degree
- Next Start Date: September 26, 2016
- Estimated Program Length: 16 Months*
- Semester Hours: 48 Hours
- Cost Per Semester Hour: $300
* Major coursework may be completed in as little as 16 months.
Health Informatics is a discipline at the intersection of information science, computer science, and healthcare. Health informaticians transform healthcare by analyzing, designing, implementing, and evaluating information and communication systems that enhance individual and population health outcomes, improve patient care, and strengthen the clinician-patient relationship.
The Bachelor of Science in Health Informatics is an inter-disciplinary program, with courses from Healthcare Administration, Information Technology, and Health Informatics.
The program of study includes courses in health informatics, healthcare organization, information systems, project management, ethics/legal issues and quality improvement. Graduates of the program will be well suited for advancement in hospitals, clinics, private companies and other similar environments. The program also focuses on effective oral and written communication, theoretical understanding of people and institutions, critical thinking, and an ethical framework for decision making. Our online courses are the same courses as those delivered on campus.
This program is comprised of a 48 semester hour major (12 courses) and major coursework may be completed in as little as 16 months. A total of 124 semester hours are required to graduate from King University.
Students that need additional core and/or elective courses to fulfill the 124 semester hours may transfer those credit hours from another accredited institution or register for core and elective courses offered each semester through the Pathway and Quest programs at King University.
Students must have previously earned 45 semester hours to gain admission into the online bachelor of science in health informatics program.
General Education Core Requirements
A minimum of 30 semester hours in general education courses is required prior to graduation, including one course from each of the following categories:
- English composition
- College mathematics
- Science with laboratory
- Human culture (religion, psychology, sociology, foreign language)
- U.S. and global citizenship (economics, history, philosophy, political science)
Prior to graduation from King, a comprehensive general education assessment test is required. A pass or fail test, the Outcomes Assessment at King (OAK) becomes available in your student portal upon entering your last semester of classes. The OAK is comprised of 75 general education questions.
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