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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.