The incoming PhD students in the Health Informatics track are a single cohort, but their courses will be tailored to their particular interests. There are a total of 90 credits in the Health Informatics PhD track. One recommended sequence for the first year of coursework is shown on the right.
All courses provided by faculty in the Health Informatics track, including the I609 and I709 Advanced Seminars, are open to and welcome students from other tracks and programs.
- Informatics Core Requirements (6 cr.)
- I501: Introduction to Informatics
- I502: Human-Centered Research Methods in Informatics
- Health Informatics Core Requirements (6 cr.)
- I527: Mobile & Pervasive Design
- I530: Field Deployments
- Seminar Requirements (6 cr.)
- INFO I609 Seminar I in Informatics
- INFO I709 Seminar II in Informatics
NOTE: A student must take I609 and/or I709.
- Research Rotation Requirement (6 cr.)
- INFO I790 Informatics Research Rotation (3 cr.)
NOTE: A student must complete two rotations of I790. A third rotation will not count for course credit.
- Theory and Methodology Requirement (12 cr.)
NOTE: Three courses are required and must be appropriate for a Ph.D. in Informatics.
NOTE: A student must complete an internal or external minor approved by the University Graduate School and the School. If a student selects an individualized minor, prior to taking courses, the University Graduate School must approve the proposed minor course list. There is no typical minor; however, students in the Health Informatics track often pursue a minor in Public Health, HCI/d, or Education.
NOTE: All electives must be approved by the student’s advisor and the Director of the Informatics Graduate Studies prior to enrolling in the course.
- Thesis Reading and Research (minimum of 21 cr. and a maximum of 30 cr.)
- INFO I890 Thesis Readings and Research.