Medical Informatics M.S/Ph.D. (offered by Health Informatics Department)

Department of Health Informatics

Medical Informatics

 

OBJECTIVES

Today, worldwide healthcare is in transition as the world is aging and the global population is increasing, and the demands are rising. Medical Informatics offer solutions in variety of areas such as management of chronic diseases, providing access to qualified healthcare professional for all, decreasing cost and errors. Medical Informatics Programs provide training and research opportunities in Health Information and Decision Support Systems, Medical Image Analysis and Cognitive Neuroscience. Overall goal of our programs are to provide new healthcare models and ICT solutions needed for easy access to low-cost, high-quality healthcare, and to support clinicians utilize evidence based and personalized medicine approaches.

 

Medical Informatics Research Areas

·   Electronic Health Records and Standards

·   Medical Imaging and Diagnostic Instrumentation

·   Decision Support Systems and Computer Aided Diagnosis

·   Evaluation Methods in Health Informatics

·   Clinical Informatics and Hospital Information Systems

·   Telemedicine and Mobile Applications

·   Health Informatics (HI) Education

·   Computational Neuroscience

·   Security, Ethics and Privacy

·   Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery in HeaIth Informatics

 

Ongoing Research at METU Health Informatics 

·   Medical Informatics Glossary Work Group

·   METU Neuro Lab

·   NEURO Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging Lab

·   MedImage Medical Image Analysis Lab

·   Clinical Informatics

·   Mobile Health

 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

 

M.S. in Medical Informatics

Medical Informatics Department offers a master program for students. This program also provides interdisciplinary training and obligates specialization in one of the four tracks: 

·   Hospital/Health Information Systems and Clinical Informatics,

·   Medical Image/Signal Analysis,

·   Neuroinformatics

 

Ph.D in Medical Informatics

The Ph.D. Program in Medical Informatics aims to train academicians / researchers, to do inter-disciplinary scientific research, and to bring together the researchers from a multitude of disciplines in Medical Informatics field. Students should choose one of the tracks and complete the offered courses for each track. Specialization Areas in the program are: 

·   Hospital/Health Information Systems and Clinical Informatics

·   Medical Image/Signal Analysis

·   Neuroinformatics

·   Bioinformatics

 

By the end of the first year, all students have to choose one of the 4 specialization areas. In order to graduate, students must take three core courses, ten elective courses, one non-credit seminar course and write a Ph.D. thesis.

 

 

Scientific Preparation Courses

·   BIN500/CENG 230 : C Programming Language

·   BIN502/BIS 605/STAT 462: Biostatistics

 

 

 

 

 

Program Course Requirements

Course

Credits

MIN 502

3

MIN 545

3

MIN 528

3

ELECTIVE

3

ELECTIVE

3

ELECTIVE

3

ELECTIVE

3

ELECTIVE

3

ELECTIVE

3

ELECTIVE

3

MIN 500 (Ethics&RM)

0

MIN 699 (THESIS)

0

MIN 590 (SEMINAR)

0

 

Medical Informatics Faculty Members

·        Prof.Dr.Erkan Mumcuoğlu (Medical Informatics Program Coordinator)

·        Prof.Dr.Rengül Atalay

·        Assoc.Prof.. Tolga Özkurt

·        Assoc.Prof.Dr. Yeşim Aydin Son (Chair of Health Informatics)

·        Assoc.Prof. Nurcan Tunçbağ (Bioinformatics Program Coordinator)

·        Assist.Prof. Aybar Can Acar

 

Affiliated Faculty http://ii.metu.edu.tr/adjunct-faculty

Adjunct Faculty   http://ii.metu.edu.tr/adjunct-faculty

 

Courses

 

Core Courses:

MIN 500

 Research Methods and Ethics in Healthcare

MIN 502

Introduction to Medical Informatics

MIN 528 

Fundamentals Mathematics for Information Systems

MIN 545

Object Oriented Programming and Data Structures

MIN 599

Master Thesis (Must For Thesis)

MIN 589

Term Project (Must for Non-Thesis)

MIN 699 

PhD Thesis

 

 

 

Course List

https://catalog.metu.edu.tr/program.php?inst_prog=906

 

WHO MAY APPLY?

Applicants holding (or who will have held before the start of the applied academic term) a bachelor’s degree (BA or BS) may apply to a Master’s program.

 

Applicants holding (or who will have held before the start of the applied academic term) a Master’s degree may apply to the PhD program.

 

The applications will be evaluated after examination of the related documents. Applicants are responsible for the submission of all documents required by the department. Incomplete applications or applications that do not meet the program requirements will not be taken into consideration.

Applicants should take the ODTÜ İYS (English Qualification Exam), IELTS or TOEFL and ALES (Graduate Exam) exams before the application date.  Foreign students should take IELTS or TOEFL and GRE or GMAT according to the department requirements.

 

Exams

Minimum Score

GPA

2.4

YDS / YÖKDİL

NA

TOEFL (CBT / IBT)

213 / 79

IELTS

6.5

ODTU İYS

65

ALES / GRE(New-Old)*

75 / 156-713

* GRE exam score is accepted for Turkish students.

 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Health and Medical Informatics offer very broad and diverse employment opportunities. Public and private sectors, and academic institutions are in immediate need of graduates of this program. Some examples are information technology companies developing/supporting software, the IT-management and quality management departments of all hospitals and health providers, clinical managers, health insurance firms, nursing services management, city health offices and many other health organizations. In addition, various projects supported by international financial firms need specialists from this field. Government based Social Security institutions are also potential employers of such specialists.

 

Links

Department of Health Informatics

Medical Informatics

 

Contact for Admissions

Mr. Hakan Güler | Admissions Office | Tel: 03122103743 | email: mhakang@metu.edu.tr