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Graduate Diploma in Biomedical and Health Informatics (International Program)

Philosophy and Justification of the Curriculum

      This interdisciplinary program is designed to support graduate students with skills and knowledge in health informatics, ethics and morality to manage health data and health information system to serve healthcare and public health organizations in the country.

Program learning outcomes (PLOs)

    • Demonstrate good practices that incorporate ethical principles in the collection, storage, access, use, communication, and manipulation of data
    • Demonstrate responsibility to the health informatics profession and respect to the privacy rights of individuals and communities
    • Describe concept of database structure and information standards and interoperability
    • Identify solutions that ensure confidentiality, security, and integrity while maximizing availability of information for public health
    • Apply health informatics concepts and tools in the implementation of health information system
    • Demonstrate effective communication, collaboration, and team management
    • Choose appropriate information systems that meet public health needs

Curriculum Structure

Graduate Diploma

Required courses

14 Credits

Elective courses not less than

10 Credits

Total not less than 24 credits

Qualification (GRAD.DIP.)

  • Hold a Bachelor degree in science, health science, public health, pharmacy, dentistry, medicine, veterinary, medical technology, computer science, or information and communication technology which it accredited by office of the Higher Education Commission
  • Have cumulative GPA of not less than 2.5
  • Pass an English Proficiency Examination as required of Faculty of Graduate Studies
  • Other exceptions may be considered by the Program Director and the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies

Courses

Course codeCourse titleCredit
Required courses 
TMHG523Principles and Foundations of Public Health Informatics3 (3-0-6)
TMHG544Challenging Issues in Health Informatics2 (2-0-4)
TMHG545Information System Design and Implementation in Health Care2 (2-0-4)
TMHG526Organizational Behavior and Management Skills3 (2-2-5)
TMHG528Disease Surveillance and Public Health Investigation2 (2-0-4)
TMHG529Legal And Ethical Issues in Health Informatics1 (1-0-2)
TMHG546Seminar in Health Informatics1 (1-0-2)

Elective courses

Course codeCourse titleCredit
TMHG532Special Topics in Biomedical and Health Informatics Research3 (3-0-6)
TMHG549Application of Geographical Information System (GIS) in Epidemiology2 (123)
TMHG517Statistical Methods in Spatial Epidemiology2 (2-0-4)
TMHG534Data Mining and Machine Learning2 (1-2-3)
TMHG535

Mathematical and Economic Modeling Applications in Biomedical and Public Health 

2 (1-2-3)
TMHG537Web-Based Application Design and Development for Public Health2 (1-2-3)
TMHG541Fundamentals of Health Care and Medical Terminology2 (2-0-4)
TMHG547Essentials of Information Technology Systems In Health Care2 (2-0-4)
TMHG543Data Visualization and Data Presentation Techniques2 (2-0-4)
TMHG550Data management2 (2-0-4)

Online distant learning

Online distant learningAll courses except TMHG 532
Face-to-FaceTMHG 532: 1-week site visits to observe HIS in various levels: Health center, District hospital, Provincial hospital, University hospital, Private hospital, Ministry of Public Health

Teaching Schedule: Instructor-paced internet-based distance learning, materials updated at weekly basis.

Tuition fee (Approximate)

  Fee and Expense  Foreign Students (THB)  Thai Students (THB)
  Education service fee  10,000  10,000
  Student activities fee  500  500
  Graduate studies fee  1,500  1,500
  Internet  600  600
  Health Insurance  3,500  –
  Graduate tuition fee (24 credits)  108,000  54,000
  Program fee  10,000  –
  Total  130,100  66,100

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