Dartmouth’s Master of Science degree in Quantitative Biomedical Sciences (QBS) with concentration in Medical Informatics sits at the intersection of information science, technology, and health care.
Medical informatics professionals optimize the use and transmission of medical data to influence systems that facilitate beneficial patient-physician relationships to improve patient care and outcomes. They seek connected, efficient processes through the revelation of patterns and opportunities in health care data.
Medical Informatics concentration requirements
QBS Medical Informatics students participate in interdisciplinary courses that deepen their understanding of the reach of the field and expand their skill set. They gain a competitive advantage for data-driven careers in health care and biomedicine in both academia and industry settings.
Student take a combination of core courses, including a capstone, and electives courses, completing their Master of Science degree in 15 months.
The core courses in the QBS master’s degree in Medical Informatics represent 14 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 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 innovative, experienced thought leaders in the medical informatics field and greater health care industry.
Health Informatics electives 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 timeline
The QBS master’s degree is designed for on-campus, full-time study and is completed within 15 months. Enrollment is kept to small cohorts that foster collaboration and engagement between students to deepen course understanding and applicability. Review the Medical Informatics timeline to learn more about the course sequencing for the QBS master’s degree for this concentration.
QBS offers a 4+1 option to Dartmouth undergraduates, allowing students to complete their Master's degree in 12 months (1 year) after earning their Dartmouth undergraduate degree (4 years).
Create solutions that improve patient care
Dartmouth’s Medical Informatics concentration of the Master of Science degree in Quantitative Biomedical Sciences provides rigorous training in applying informatics to the field of medicine, analyzing how to streamline processes and make continuous improvements to patient care.