Clinical Informatics & Patient-Centered Technologies

Required Coursework

Students enrolled in the Online Master of Science in Clinical Informatics and Patient-Centered Technologies (CIPCT) at the University of Washington (UW) are required to complete the following courses:

  Course Credits Quarter
Informatics Courses
NMETH 527 Intro to Systems Thinking and Health Informatics 3 Autumn
NMETH 528 Computing Concepts: From Theory to Application 3 Winter
NMETH 529 Database Concepts & Applications in Clinical Informatics 3 Spring
NMETH 523 Systems Design & Project Management 3 Autumn
NMETH 524 Healthcare Information Systems & the EHR 3 Winter
NMETH 526 Patient-Centered Interactive Health Communication Technologies 3 Spring
NSG 540 Telehealth 4 Summer
Care Systems Courses
NURS 524 Managing Health Systems 3 Autumn
NURS 525 Managing Clinical Effectiveness 3 Winter
NURS 526 Managing Organizational Effectiveness 3 Spring
NURS 527 Managing Access & Utilization 4 Summer
Scholarly Inquiry Courses
NMETH 520 Scholarly Inquiry for Nursing Practice 5 Spring
NMETH 530 Scholarly Proposal Development 3 Summer

In addition to the above required courses, students are required to complete a Scholarly Project:

  • Scholarly Project – 6 credits
    A scholarly project is an independent scholarly inquiry or research project completed with the guidance of a supervisory committee.  The specific coursework required for a scholarly project is determined with the committee.  NOTE: Students may also elect to complete a Thesis instead of a Scholarly Project, which requires 9 credits of NMETH 700.

Sample CIPCT Curriculum

CIPCT students can progress through the program as Full or Part Time.

Courses are offered once per year.

*Individual plans may vary. For part-time students, courses are spread into a second year of coursework.