M.Sc. (BHI)

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

1 Demonstrate good practices that incorporate ethical principles in the collection, storage, access, use, communication, and manipulation of data.

2 Demonstrate responsibility to the health informatics profession and respect to the privacy rights of individuals and communities.

3 Apply concept of database structure and information standards and interoperability.

4 Identify solutions that ensure confidentiality, security, and integrity while maximizing availability of information for public health.

5 Apply health informatics concepts and tools in the implementation of health information system.

6 Design appropriate evaluation of information systems and applications.

7 Demonstrate effective communication, collaboration, and team management.

8 Choose appropriate information systems that meet public health needs.

9 Develop a scientific research related to health informatics  for new solutions to health problems.

Study plan:

 

Plan A(1): Research based

Plan A(2): Thesis

Plan B: Thematic paper

Curriculum Structure

 

Plan A(1)

Plan A(2)

Plan B

Required courses

20

20

Elective courses not less than

4

10

Thesis

36

12

Thematic Paper

6

Total not less than

36

36

36

Qualifications:

 

For Plan A(1): An applicant is required to have:

  1. Holding a graduated Diploma in Biomedical and Health Informatics, Mahidol University which it accredited by office of the Higher Education Commission
  2. Having experience working in jobs related to biomedical and health Informatics field at least 2 years
  3. Pass an English Proficiency Examination as required of Faculty of Graduate Studies
 

For Plan A(2) and B: An applicant is required to have:

  1. Holding 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
  2. Having cumulative GPA not less than 2.5
  3. Pass an English Proficiency Examination as required of Faculty of Graduate Studies
  1. Other exceptions may be considered by the Program Director and the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies

 

Courses

Course code

Course title

Credit

Required courses

 

TMHG

523

Principles and Foundations of Public Health Informatics

3 (3-0-6)

TMHG

544

Challenging Issues in Health Informatics

2 (2-0-4)

TMHG

545

Information System Design and Implementation in Health Care

2 (2-0-4)

TMHG

526

Organizational Behavior and Management Skills

3 (2-2-5)

TMHG

528

Disease Surveillance and Public Health Investigation

2 (2-0-4)

TMHG

529

Legal And Ethical Issues in Health Informatics

1 (1-0-2)

TMHG

548

Research Methods in Health Informatics

3 (3-0-6)

TMHG

531

Statistics in Health Science

3 (2-2-5)

TMHG

546

Seminar in Health Informatics

1 (1-0-2)

Elective courses

 

TMHG

532

Special Topics in Biomedical and Health Informatics Research

3 (3-0-6)

TMHG

549

Application of Geographical Information System (GIS) in Epidemiology

2 (123)

TMHG

517

Statistical Methods in Spatial Epidemiology

2 (2-0-4)

TMHG

534

Data Mining and Machine Learning

2 (1-2-3)

TMHG

535

Mathematical and Economic Modeling Applications in Biomedical and Public Health

 

2 (1-2-3)

TMHG

537

Web-Based Application Design and Development for Public Health

2 (1-2-3)

TMHG

541

Fundamentals of Health Care and Medical Terminology

2 (2-0-4)

TMHG

547

Essentials of Information Technology Systems In Health Care

2 (2-0-4)

TMHG

543

Data Visualization and Data Presentation Techniques

2 (2-0-4)

TMHG

550

Data management

2 (2-0-4)

 

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

 

Online distant learning

All courses except TMHG 532

Face-to-Face

TMHG 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

Face-to-Face

Comprehensive exam, proposal defend, and final thesis/thematic paper defend

 

Tuition fee

Plan A(1): Research based

 

Fee and Expense

Foreign Students (THB)

Thai Students (THB)

Year 1

Year 2

Year 1

Year 2

Education service fee

10,000

10,000

10,000

10,000

Student activities fee

500

500

500

500

Graduate studies fee

1,500

1,500

1,500

1,500

Internet

600

600

600

600

Health Insurance

3,500

3,500

Thesis registration fee

54,000

54,000

Research supplies fee

63,000

55,000

Program fee

20,000

Total

153,100

16,100

121,600

12,600

Grand total

169,200

134,200

Plan A(2): Thesis

 

Fee and Expense

Foreign Students (THB)

Thai Students (THB)

Year 1

Year 2

Year 1

Year 2

Education service fee

10,000

10,000

10,000

10,000

Student activities fee

500

500

500

500

Graduate studies fee

1,500

1,500

1,500

1,500

Internet

600

600

600

600

Health Insurance

3,500

3,500

Graduate tuition fee (24 credits)

108,000

45,600

 

Thesis registration fee

18,000

18,000

Research supplies fee

63,000

55,000

Program fee

20,000

Total

144,100

97,100

58,200

85,600

Grand total

241,200

143,800

 

Plan B: Thematic paper

 

Fee and Expense

Foreign Students (THB)

Thai Students (THB)

Year 1

Year 2

Year 1

Year 2

Education service fee

10,000

10,000

10,000

10,000

Student activities fee

500

500

500

500

Graduate studies fee

1,500

1,500

1,500

1,500

Internet

600

600

600

600

Health Insurance

3,500

3,500

Graduate tuition fee (20 credits)

135,000

57,000

 

Thesis registration fee

9,000

9,000

Research supplies fee

63,000

55,000

Program fee

20,000

Comprehensive exam fee

1,500

1,500

Total

171,100

89,600

69,600

78,100

Grand total

260,700

147,700

Scholarship:

Scholarships for tuition fee are available. Please request upon the application. The decision will be made by the program committee.