Master of Science in Health Informatics

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Description of the Programme:

The Master of Science in Health Informatics programme is a specialized postgraduate degree offered by various institutions, focusing on the intersection of healthcare and information technology. The program aims to equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills to effectively utilize technology in healthcare settings and improve the management and delivery of healthcare services.

Through a comprehensive curriculum, the programme covers a variety of topics, including health information systems, electronic health records, healthcare data analytics, health data privacy and security, health informatics standards, and healthcare policy and regulation. Students can gain a deep understanding of how information technology can be utilized to optimize healthcare processes, enhance patient care, and facilitate evidence-based decision-making.

The program emphasizes both theoretical and practical aspects, providing students with hands-on experience in using health informatics tools, software, and databases. They also learn about the ethical, legal, and social implications of health informatics, as well as strategies for managing and safeguarding sensitive health information.

Admission Requirements:

First Class Honours OR Second Class Honours Upper Division degree from accredited University OR Second Class Honours, Lower Division Degree with at least two years of work/research experience in a relevant field after graduation.

Programme Learning Objectives (PLOs):

Duration of the Program:

The MSc course shall normally take two years covering 4 semesters offered by unit method.

Courses Distribution:


Graduates of the programme can pursue diverse career paths in healthcare organizations, government agencies, research institutions, consulting firms, and technology companies. They may work as health informatics specialists, clinical informaticians, health data analysts, health information managers, or health IT consultants, contributing to the advancement of healthcare through the effective use of technology and data-driven decision-making.

Programe Fees:

Kshs: 300,000