M.Sc. (BHI)

 

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 conduct innovative research, manage health data and health information system to serve healthcare and public health organizations in the country through project-based learning.

 

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.