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Clinical informatics master’s program accepting applications

Oct. 26, 2017, 8:15 AM

The Master of Science in Applied Clinical Informatics (MSACI) program is now accepting applications for fall 2018.

Geared for working professionals, the program provides a 36 credit-hour curriculum in 21 months, with a coursework-intensive first year followed by a capstone project.

The curriculum emphasizes a deep theoretical and practical understanding of care processes, informatics concepts, information technologies, computer science and the changing social, organizational and economic context in which health care is delivered.

The program is designed for clinicians desiring rigorous practical informatics training and experienced professionals from other disciplines — such as information technology, public health, health care policy, research informatics, health business management — who are interested in promoting safe, efficient and effective health care.

The program primarily uses an online format to accommodate distance learning for professionals working in health systems outside of Vanderbilt. In-person time at Vanderbilt occurs in a single one- to two-day block per semester.

Applicants with at least two years of relevant post-undergraduate professional experience, education or training are preferred. Applicants do not need formal training in computer science or a related discipline.

The early application deadline is Feb. 15, 2018. For more information or to apply, please visit the MSACI website.

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