Master of Science in Quantitative Biomedical Sciences – Medical Informatics Concentration

Dartmouth’s Master of Science in Quantitative Biomedical Sciences (QBS) degree with a concentration in Medical Informatics sits at the intersection of information science, technology, and health care.

Medical informatics professionals aim to optimize the use and transmission of medical data to influence systems that facilitate beneficial patient-physician relationships with the ultimate goal of improving patient care and outcomes. They seek connected, efficient processes through the revelation of patterns and opportunities in health care data.

QBS Medical Informatics students participate in interdisciplinary courses that deepen their understanding of the reach of the field and expand their skill set. They gaina competitive advantage for data-driven careers in health care and biomedicine in both academia and industry settings.

Medical Informatics Overview


Core Courses Elective courses Degree Requirements Degree Timeline

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Core Coursework

The core courses in the QBS master’s degree in Medical Informatics represent 13.5 units in topics such as data visualization, applied machine learning, foundations of epidemiology, methods in health services research, decision and cost effectiveness, and programming for data scientists.

The track also includes a master’s capstone experience centered on a research or applied informatics project, which can be completed on Dartmouth’s campus or externally through an internship. The capstone is worked on full-time during the summer and is an opportunity for QBS students to showcase their ability to be an innovative, experienced thought leader in the medical informatics field and greater health care industry.

Review the complete listing of required coursework for the Medical Informatics concentration.

Elective Courses

Elective courses include foundations of biostatistics, survey research and methods, statistical measurement and analysis in quality improvement, environmental health science and policy, molecular basis of human health and disease, and clinical epidemiology.

QBS Degree Structure and Timeline

The Medical Informatics track is a full-time, on-campus program that is completed in 15 months. Students learn in small cohorts of around 15 students, benefiting from networking and collaboration that challenges fellow students to think critically and innovatively to find solutions. Get to know more about the degree timeline and course sequencing.

Create Solutions that Improve Patient Care

Dartmouth’s Medical Informatics specialization of the Master of Science in Quantitative Biomedical Sciences degree provides rigorous training in applying informatics to the field of medicine, analyzing how to streamline processes and make continuous improvements to patient care.

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