The Medical Informatics Master’s programme focuses on the practice of care providers, medical-scientific research and (the organisation of) healthcare. Therefore, Medical Informatics is unique because this medical approach is stronger than in other informatics programme. Whereas doctors care for patients, medical information specialists ensure optimum information provision throughout the healthcare setting.
A Medical Information specialist is largely involved in the development and application of methods and techniques of informatics, which make the use of information in healthcare safer, faster, more efficient and more effective.
The following activities are examples of the work carried out by a Medical Information specialist:
Medical Information specialists work for e.g. for healthcare institutions, software companies, the pharmaceutical industry, research institutes, healthcare automation services, information provision services, insurance companies and government and semi-state-controlled healthcare institutions.
Potential career paths for the qualified Medical Informatician include:
Another option is to stay on in education and study for a PhD, either at AMC or elsewhere.
Upon successful completion of the programme, you will be awarded the title Master of Science (MSc) in 'Medische informatiekunde' (Medical Informatics).