Field of Study: Medical Informatics
Medical informatics programs prepare people to apply information science to medicine. This program is sometimes called health informatics.
These programs include topics such as:
- Computer science
- Information technology
- Database management
- Medical terminology
- Electronic medical records
- Research methodology
Many community colleges offer associate degree programs in health informatics. An associate degree program usually takes two years of full-time study to complete. An associate degree prepares students to work as an assistant in medical informatics.
Many colleges and universities offer bachelor's degree programs in health informatics. A bachelor's degree usually takes about four years of full-time study.
Many universities offer graduate degrees in health informatics. A master's degree typically requires two years of study beyond a bachelor's degree. Doctoral (PhD) degree programs usually require two or more years of study beyond the master's degree.