MS in Health Informatics & AnalyticsAcademic Resources

The following are areas of knowledge and skills that serve as a critical foundation for success in the Master of Science in Health Informatics program. Reinforce your foundation in these areas before starting the program.

Online Learning

Improve time management skills. Take advantage of useful tools like Trello, GTD, and Outlook.

Foundations for Coursework

The topics below are key foundational knowledge areas that serve as basis for MSHIA program coursework. We recommend that you review the topics below to give you a jumpstart on preparing for your classes and coursework assignments.

Online Resources
Foundation Area
(level of knowledge recommended)
Example Resources
Health IT Overview
(intermediate level)
View information about Health IT basics here
Review the Health Informatics Forum MOOC – Introduction to Health Informatics
Become familiar with Health IT terminology
Academic Writing
(advanced level)
Review basic principles of college-level writing and
visit FIU Center for Excellence in Writing
Reference tool for reports, citations, reference lists
Become familiar with Microsoft Word plugin tools such as Grammarly
Library Skills View FIU’s Library Guide
Learn how to locate articles at FIU Libraries
Visit the health sciences databases
(basic level)
Review statistics concepts here
(basic level)
Take the SQL course here
Microsoft Excel
(intermediate level)
Assess your Excel level here
Microsoft Access
(basic level)
Take the Access course here
Microsoft PowerPoint
(intermediate level)
View learning resources here
See Powerpoint help resources for functions such as; how to create professional PPTS that are not just bullet lists, voice over Powerpoint, and use of the design ideas function.
Microsoft Word
(intermediate level)
View learning resources here
See Word help resources for functions such as; setting up tables, using style guides, and creating a table of contents.
LinkedIn Learning For additional learning resources, rake advantage of FIU’s free student access to LinkedIn Learning

Join the Health Informatics Community

Becoming a part of the Health Informatics community is a key part of your health informatics learning experience. We encourage you to immerse yourself in networking, professional education, and career advancement opportunities offered through the community even before you begin your academic journey.

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