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Healthcare Informatics, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
, NY,
As the healthcare industry expands its use of technology to improve efficiency and quality in delivering patient information, the demand for  healthcare information technology specialists is surging.

About

Combining computer science and healthcare expertise, informaticians organize electronic medical record systems, create and work with healthcare information management software such as clinical decision support systems, pharmacy systems, and radiology systems.

You can prepare for these opportunities through the 120-credit Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Informatics at St. John’s. Offered by the College of Professional Studies, the program is designed to provide students with in-depth knowledge of healthcare and computer science — opening up multiple career paths for graduates.

Committed to a tradition of offering programs that prepare students for success in emerging and changing careers, St. John’s is one of the first New York area colleges and universities to offer a bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Informatics.

Reflecting the University’s Vincentian and Catholic values, the program places emphasis on providing quality, cost-effective healthcare for marginalized populations. Benefiting from St. John’s metropolitan commitment, Healthcare Informatics majors have access to invaluable internship opportunities at leading New York-area leading hospitals and other medical providers.

Opportunities

The Healthcare Informatics curriculum prepares students for careers in a specialized range of professions in healthcare. Students develop a skill set for careers in this field, careers such as Healthcare Project Manager, Healthcare Systems Analyst and Electronic Medical Records Specialist. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Computer Programming Fundamentals 
  • Introduction to Data Structures
  • Systems Analysis
  • Data Mining
  • Data Communications
  • Introduction to Healthcare Informatics
  • Healthcare Information Flow and Data Management
  • Data Standards , Vocabularies and Interoperability in Healthcare
  • Healthcare Database Management Systems
  • Healthcare Enterprise Systems
  • Healthcare Information Security
  • Introduction to Health Services Administration
  • Ethical Issues in Health Care
  • Financial Administration of Healthcare Institutions
  • Introduction to Managed Health Care
  • The U.S Health Care Systems
  • The U.s Health Care Systems
  • Human Biology
  • Biology and Health
  • Principles of Economics
  • Matrix Methods
  • Probability and Statistics 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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General Requirements

Admission requirements:
  • Online application
  • Official high school transcript(s) for all high schools attended
  • Official standardized test scores
  • Personal Essay 
  • Letters of Recommendation 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    41900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 41900 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    41900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 41900 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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