The MSc in Medical Informatics aims to be the gateway for ambitious students with an entrepreneurial, global mindset to a career at the interface of healthcare and ICT. They will gain a deep understanding of healthcare processes and ICT technologies and challenged to solve real-life cases from our clinical and corporate health ICT partners. This all takes place at a vibrant academic hospital: the Amsterdam UMC in Amsterdam.
We are proud that our MSc program has been accredited as being of ‘good quality’ by the International Medical Informatics Association. Out of all the MSc Medical Informatics programs in the world, the program offered by Amsterdam UMC-UvA has come out on top. The ranking is based on the results of the accreditation by the world’s leading International Medical Informatics Association.
Monique Jaspers, program director: "We are very proud of this result. Over the past few years we have focused on further increasing quality: we introduced new courses on health data science and eHealth, and we expanded our unique collaboration with the health ICT research and business communities. Due to our close ties with these communities we are well aware of the skills students need. We introduced practical input by inviting managers from leading Health ICT firms and this is combined with high-quality academic education given by top-level (guest) lecturers and researchers. This combination is highly appreciated by students as well as the Health ICT business community. Most of our students are offered work before they have graduated and received their degree."
How should healthcare organizations react to the healthcare challenges posed by population ageing, and the accompanying rise in costs? What opportunities do new technologies bring to tackle these issues? Why are some healthcare organizations successful with implementation of these technologies while others are not? What new horizons for health through mobile technologies can be expected? How will the big data revolution set healthcare on a path of rapid change and new discoveries?
To understand the challenges that healthcare is facing today, insights from many different disciplines are needed. That is why the Master's in Medical Informatics is offering a wide range of courses with topics such as data science, healthcare organization, logistics, human factors engineering, artificial intelligence, eHealth, software architecture, business and sociotechnical modeling, and strategic information management.
Our program provides you with the ability to:
The 2020-2021 academic year will start as scheduled in September. If we are once again allowed to offer education to physically take place at the AmsterdamUMC, we will do this. We will use a step-by-step approach to decide which components we will be able to offer physically on campus, in compliance with government regulations. We expect that at first, these will mainly be small-scale activities organized to promote contact between students and between lecturers and students.
Academic year 20/21 and Corona
We will provide you as a student – wherever you may reside – with the certainty that you will be able to commence or continue your study. Therefore, we will in any case offer education and exams online in the 1st semester. In each period, we will evaluate whether the circumstances, in line with the social distancing rules of a 1.5 meter society, allow for small-scale lectures at AmsterdamUMC. There will be no mandatory attendance for these lectures.
|Type||Regular study programme|
|Credits||120 ECTS, 24 months|
|Language of instruction||English|
|Starts in||February, September|