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Health Informatics (BS)

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General Education Requirements (41 Hours)

Area I - Written Composition (2 Courses, 6 Hours)

  1. 3 hours:  EH 101

  2. 3 hours:  EH 102

Area II - Humanities & Fine Arts (4 Courses, 12 Hours)

  1. 3 hours:  CA 110

  2. 3 hours from:  EH 215, EH 216, EH 225, EH 226, EH 235, EH 236

  3. 3 hours from:  ARH 100, ARH 103, ARH 123, ARS 101, DRA 110, MUL 101

  4. 3 hours from:  AFR 101, ARH 100, ARH 103, ARH 123, ARH 203, ARS 101, CLA 110, DRA 110, EH 215, EH 216, EH 225, EH 226, EH 235, EH 236, LG 101, LG 102, LG 111, LG 112, LG 121, LG 122, LG 131, LG 132, LG 141, LG 142, LG 151, LG 152, LG 153, LG 171, LG 172, LG 173, LG 201, LG 202, LG 211, LG 212, LG 213, LG 221, LG 222, LG 231, LG 232, LG 234, LG 241, LG 242, 251, LG 252, LG 271, LG 272, LG 273, LGS 101, LGS 102, LGS 106, LGS 107, LGS 110, LGS 111, LGS 131, LGS 141, LGS 142, LGS 161, LGS 162, LGS 171, LGS 172, LGS 181, LGS 182, LGS 201, LGS 202, LGS 206, LGS 207, LGS 210, LGS 211, LGS 241, LGS 242, LGS 261, LGS 262, LGS 281, LGS 282, MUL 101, PHL 110, PHL 120, PHL 121, PHL 131, PHL 231, PHL 240, REL 100, REL 200, REL 201

Area III – Natural Sciences & Mathematics (3 Courses & Labs, 11 Hours)

  1. 3-4 hours from:  MA 112, MA 113, MA 115, MA 120, MA 125, MA 126, MA 227, MA 237, MA 238

  2. 8-10 hours from:  AN 121 & AN 121L, BLY 101 & BLY 101L or BLY 121 & BLY 121L, BLY 102 & BLY 102L or BLY 122 & BLY 122L, CH 101 & CH 101L, CH 103 & CH 103L, CH 131 & CH 131L, CH 132 & CH 132L, GEO 101 & GEO 101L, GEO 102 & GEO 102L, GY 111 & GY 111L, GY 112 & GY 112L, MAS 134 & MAS 134L, PH 101 & PH 101L, PH 104 & PH 104L, PH 114 & PH 114L, PH 115 & PH 115L, PH 201 & PH 201L, PH 202 & PH 202L

Area IV – History, Social & Behavioral Sciences (4 Courses, 12 Hours)

  1. 3 hours from:  HY 101, HY 102, HY 135, HY 136

  2. 6 hours from:  AN 100, AN 101, CA 100, CA 211, CJ 105, ECO 215, ECO 216, GEO 114, GEO 115, GS 101, HY 101, HY 102, HY 135, HY 136, IS 100, IST 201, NAS 101, PSC 130PSY 250, SY 109, SY 112

  3. 3 hours:  PSY 120

Area V (0 Hours)

Students must complete a 6 credit hour sequence either in literature (Area II – EH 215 & EH 216, EH 225 & EH 226, or EH 235 & EH 236) or history (Area IV – HY 101 & HY 102 or HY 135 & HY 136

Major Requirements (81 Hours)

Health Informatics Core (5 Courses, 15 Hours)

  1. 15 hours from:  HI 300, HI 410, HI 450, HI 455, HI 460

Information Systems Environment (11 Courses, 31 Hours)

  1. 31 hours from:  CIS 115, ISC 245, ISC 272, ISC 285, CIS 321, CIS 324, ISC 360 (W), EH 372 (W), ISC 462, ISC 475, CIS 496

Business environment (6 Courses, 18 Hours)

  1. 18 hours from:  CIS 150, ACC 211, CA 275, MGT 300, Statistics I, Statistics II

Health Care Environment (5 Courses, 17 Credit Hours)

  1. 17 hours from:  BMD 110, BMD 111, EMS 210, EMS 200, EMS 401

Minor Requirements 

A minor is not required for this degree program.  However, students who have completed all required coursework for the Health Informatics degree will also qualify for a minor in Information Systems.

  

Health Informatics (BS) :  (120 Total Hours)

First Year - Fall Semester

Course ID Course Description Hours
EH 101 English Composition I 3
*BLY 101 Life Science I 3
*BLY 101L Life Science I Lab 1
HI 300 Health Informatics Clinical Environment 3
MA 112  Precalculus Algebra 3
CIS 150 Intro to Computer Apps 3
     
      Total Hours  16

First Year - Spring Semester

Course ID Course Description Hours
EH 102 English Composition II 3
Natural Science  **Area III 3
Natural Sci Lab **Area III 1
History **Area IV 3
HI 410 Health Informatics 3
ISC 245 Information Systems in Organizations 3
     
      Total Hours 16 

Second Year - Fall Semester

Course ID Course Description Hours
*BUS 245 Business Analytics I (**Area III) 3
Literature **Area II 3
CIS 115 Introductory Programming 4
CA 110 Public Speaking 3
BMD 110 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 3
     
     
     
      Total Hours  16

Second Year - Spring Semester

Course ID Course Description Hours
*BUS 255 Business Analytics II (**Area III) 3
Art, Drama, or Music **Area II 3
ISC 285 Scripting and Windows Programming 3
CIS 324 Database Design, Development, and Management 3
BMD 111 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 3
     
      Total Hours

Third Year - Fall Semester

Course ID Course Description Hours
EMS 210  Medical Terminology 3
MGT 300 Management Theory and Practice 3
ACC 211 Principles of Accounting I 3
ISC 272 Systems Architecture 3
*EH 372 Technical Writing (W) 3
     
     
      Total Hours  15

Third Year - Spring Semester

Course ID Course Description Hours
PSY 120 Introduction to Psychology (**Area IV) 3

Social Science elective

**Area IV 3
HI 450 Health Data Security and Compliance 3
CIS 321 Data Communication and Networking 3
CIS 496 Internship 0
     
      Total Hours 12 

Fourth Year - Fall Semester

Course ID Course Description Hours
HI 455 Health Decision Support Sys 3
ISC 360 Info Systems Analysis and Design (W) 3
ISC 462  Information Systems Strategy and Policy 3
EMS 401  Seminar in AHP 3
Social Science elective **Area IV 3
     
      Total Hours 15 

Fourth Year - Spring Semester

Course ID Course Description Hours
HI 460 Consumer Health Informatics 3
CA 275 Small Group Communication 3
EMS 200 Human Systems & Patho 3
ISC 475 Information Sys Project Mgmt 3
Fine Arts/Humanities elective  **Area II 3
     
      Total Hours 15 
Notes
* Recommended Course 
** See Degree Requirements
Department of Information Systems and Technology Staff 
Senior Instructor, Information Technology Degree Program Coordinator, and Department Chair Mrs. Angela M. Clark
Professor, Information Systems Coordinator Dr. Jeffrey P. Landry
Associate Professor, Health Informatics Program Coordinator Dr. Matt Campbell

Department of Information Systems and Technology website
https://www.southalabama.edu/colleges/soc/cist

Information Systems

Computer-based information systems have become a critical part of products, services, and management of organizations. The Information Systems discipline centers on the development of systems that will improve the performance of people in organizations. Information systems are vital to problem identification, analysis, and decision making at all levels of management. Information Systems professionals must analyze the evolving role of information and organizational processes. Their work includes the design, implementation and maintenance of the information systems that form the backbone of today's global economy. Information Systems professionals distinguish themselves by integrating technology into business. Information Systems graduates pursue professional careers as application developers, database analysts, business analysts and into managerial positions. The combination of business, technical, and interpersonal skills are what recruiters demand of Information Systems professionals.

Health Informatics

Technology is revolutionizing the way that healthcare is delivered both in the United States and around the world. The Health Informatics discipline focuses on improving patient care and outcomes through the use of information systems. Health Informaticists accomplish this in three main ways: supporting the healthcare provider, improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the healthcare organization, and empowering the patient to be more involved in their own care. Health Informatics graduates pursue professional careers with hospitals, large clinics, healthcare software vendors, and various state and federal agencies. The combination of healthcare, technical, and interpersonal skills allow HI graduates to enter these organizations and be productive immediately without the additional training that other traditional technologists may require. Health Informatics is a rapidly growing field that provides graduates who save lives and impact society through the use of technology. 

Information Technology

Information technology professionals utilize state-of-the-art, computer-based tools to deliver today’s rapidly evolving computing technology to knowledge workers in widely diverse situations. The information technologist must be prepared to work in the complex network and World-Wide-Web environments to meet the needs of the end users in today’s organizations. These tasks require bringing solutions together using the different technologies developed by the computer engineers, computer scientists, and information scientists.