Learning Goals & Objectives

MS Health IT Learning Goal 1 (KNOWLEDGE – Observed in Writing)

Candidates in the MS Health IT program will have the opportunity in all courses  to demonstrate content knowledge, pedagogical, and the professional knowledge necessary for successful performance in their professional careers.

Students will have the opportunity to:

  1. Demonstrate understanding of principles of health IT in various health care settings.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to use the commonly used terms in health IT include clinical vocabularies as well as terminologies related to the implementation of information systems.

MS Health IT Learning Goal 2 (KNOWLEDGE – Observed Skills and Dispositions)

Candidates in the MS Health IT program will have the opportunity  in all courses to demonstrate professional skills and dispositions necessary for successful performance in their field. 

Students will have the opportunity to:

  1. Understand adoption of health IT standards in the context of the HITECH Act. 

MS Health IT Learning Goal 3 (SERVICE)

Candidates in the MS Health IT program will have the opportunity to demonstrate willingness to use their skills to benefit and serve society.  Within the contexts of their work, candidates promote authentic learning, social and emotional development, and a commitment to social justice in environments that foster respect for diversity and the dignity of all. 

Students will have the opportunity to:

  1. Understand moral and ethical implications of use of Health IT. 
  2. Communicate effectively about Health IT across the full range of use that will be encountered in health care settings.

MS Health IT Learning Goal 4 (PROFESSIONALISM)

Candidates in the MS Health IT program will have the opportunity in all courses to demonstrate self-reflection as a habit of mind, continuously assessing and refining their professional practice as they construct a rich repertoire of research-based knowledge, skills, and attitudes for effective performance ensuring that all students and/or clients have optimal opportunities to learn and grow.

Students will have the opportunity to:

  1. Act with integrity and fairness to ensure Health IT accountability for while modeling principles of self-awareness, reflective practice, transparency, and ethical behavior.

MS Health IT Learning Goal 5 (LEADERSHIP)

Candidates in the MS Health IT program will have the opportunity to become adept at applying their acquired knowledge in the process of evaluating their own professional performance and decision-making with respect to its impact on students and/or clients, organizations, and the wider community.

Students will have the opportunity to:

  1. Understand the roles and responsibilities in Health IT, how the roles complement or overlap with one another.

Understand, anticipate, and assess emerging trends in Health IT.