The curriculum includes core courses in health care systems, informatics, and patient-centered technologies. CIPCT students will take the core informatics courses with graduate students from multiple disciplines and complete an individual thesis. The program also offers practical exposure to research groups and health care organizations tailored to the individual student's interests.
Students are required to complete a number of project and thesis credits. Examples of these projects include:
- NMETH 600 – An applied project such as participation in the implementation or evaluation activities for a health information system (e.g., conducting usability focus groups, surveying end users to assess specific system features)
- NMETH 700 – Thesis credits. An MS thesis is a small research project focusing on a specific research question. (e.g. assessing the usability of an electronic medical record system in an academic medical center).
While CIPCT does not require completion of electives, there are many interesting courses offered through the School of Nursing and the UW which CIPCT students have access to. However, many of these elective courses are not offered with distance learning support and will require on campus attendance.
Electives are not required and are not available by distance learning. On campus attendance will be required for most elective options).