Master in Healthcare Information Systems Management

Polytechnic of Leiria

Program Description

Master in Healthcare Information Systems Management

Polytechnic of Leiria

Master in Healthcare Information Systems Management

The Masters in Healthcare Information Systems Management main purpose is to train professionals with scientific expertise in the field of medical informatics and its application in the management of healthcare information systems. MGSIM results of a partnership between the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria (IPL) and the University of Oporto (UP), specifically with the Faculty of Medicine of Oporto. The degree is granted and recognized together by the IPL and UP. It consists of a 2nd cycle formation offer, encompassing a total of 4 semesters and 120 ECTS credits. The last year (the 3rd and 4th semester) can be one of the following possibilities: a) thesis, a scientific study; b) an applied project; c) internship in a public or private, Portuguese or foreign institution.

Access conditions

  1. Holders of a bachelor’s degree or legal equivalent in the areas of Health Informatics, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Biomechanics, Health Equipment Technologies and related areas;
  2. Holders of a foreign higher degree of education conferred by a first Cycle of studies organized according to the principles of the Bologna Process by a State adhering to this process in the areas of Health Informatics, Computer Engineering, Engineering Electrical, Biomechanics, Health Equipment Technologies;
  3. Holders of a degree of foreign higher education that has been recognized as fulfilling the objectives of a degree in the areas of Health Informatics, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Biomechanics, Health Equipment Technology, Council of Scientific-Technical School of Technology and Management (ESTG);
  4. Holders of an academic, scientific or professional that is recognized as attesting the capacity to carry out this cycle of studies by the Scientific-Technical Council of the School of Technology and Management (ESTG).

Study plan

The structure of the Masters’ in Healthcare Information Systems Management is divided into two distinct phases. The first phase provides a solid education that allows the acquisition of skills in specific areas of healthcare information. In this phase, lasting two semesters, students have theoretical-practical courses. In the second year of the programme, the students undertake a research on a specific theme (scientific thesis), or be able to compiled into an Internship/Research Project, enabling them to use and further develop professional and technical skills. If the students prefer an Internship, they may do so in the organization where they work as long as they find an interesting set of goals for both sides. The project can also be linked to the work that the students develop in their organization. The internship can be either in a Portuguese or foreign institution.

Why choose this program?

Healthcare Informatics is the intersection of information systems, computer science, management and health care. Aspects related with the resources, devices, and methods require optimizing the acquisition, storage, retrieval, and use of information in healthcare and biomedicine. Healthcare Information Systems Management master results of a partnership between the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria (IPL) and the University of Oporto (UP), specifically with the Faculty of Medicine of Oporto. The Master’s programme seeks that the holders of this master’s degree acquire the following skills: 1) Development of an electronic medical record; 2) Development of systems to support clinical decision; 3) Use the standards applied internationally in healthcare information systems (HIS); 4) Plan the safety of HIS; 5) Development of new generation services in healthcare; 6) Knowledge in the fields of image processing techniques biomedical and bioinformatics; 7) Operations management and logistics of healthcare facilities; 8) Strategic management of HIS; 9) Project Management.

Fees

APPLICATION FEE:

60€

ENROLMENT FEE:

500€ for International Student Contingent

TUITION FEE:

I. General Contingent: 1.140€ /per year

II. International Student Contingent: 3.000€/per year

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Last updated April 11, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Oct. 2016
Duration
Duration
24 months
Full time
Price
Price
3,000 EUR
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Deadline
Start date Oct. 2016
Place
Portugal Leiria
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Duration 24 months
Price 3,000 EUR
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