Master of Science – Health Informatics & Analytics

Program Overview

Multifaceted data and its intelligent triangulation and analysis holds the key to design of strategy to innovate improvements in healthcare. The ongoing digitisation of the various elements of the health industry is enabling professionals working in the field, including physicians of modern and traditional systems of medicine, nurses, dieticians, nutritionists and health administrators to use data to improve public health outcomes.

The two-year M.Sc. by Research Program on Health Informatics & Analytics is designed to expose students to identify relevant data points, logic for triangulation and methods of analysis to solve real world challenges in health care including holistic drug discovery, nutrition & clinical care. Students will research and develop practical solutions for health care derived from modern biomedicine, Ayurveda, nutrition and public health using health informatics & analytics. The program will equip the students with practical skills to acquire, structure, interrogate and analyze large and diverse data in order to develop new and improved health care solutions.

Who is the course designed for?

The course is designed for students with a desire to effectively change the public health landscape through use of health informatics and analytics. It will provide the necessary experience to students interested in taking up a career in the health industry, in pursuing a higher degree or in creating a start-up in the field.

Eligibility

Graduates in engineering, computer science, data science, biological sciences, agricultural sciences, food science, and nutrition, researchers in modern and traditional systems of medicine, nurses, dieticians, nutritionists and health administrators.

Fees

Charges will be as per University Norms for the Post Graduate Courses

Fellowships for meritorious students

A small number of scholarship of INR10,000 pm is available for those selected through a competitive process.

Career opportunities

Students will acquire knowledge and skills suitable for a wide range of applications and careers in research centres, industry, government organisations, hospitals and NGOs. The course will help students who want to engage in PhD/ research in data analysis, health informatics and nutrition.

Duration and credits of the course

The minimum duration of MSc – Health Informatics & Analytics is 2 years. This is a 68 credit program with 18 credits for course-work and 50 credits for research project work (guided by mentors).

Courses & Research Work

Research projects will be a major thrust of the program, supported by foundation and elective courses. The foundation courses will include Research methodology, Transdisciplinary framework, Big data structures & analytics, Systems biology, Machine learning, Network pharmacology, Image analysis, GIS health.

A few examples of areas in which research projects may be encouraged are listed below:

  • In silico models & network pharmacology for drug discovery & nutrition
  • Systems biology applications
  • Food Analytics – Data Science applications in Foods for In Silico design of foods
  • Symptom checkers and diagnostic tools
  • Digital image analysis for identification medicinal plants
  • Electronic medical record documentation and analytics
  • Epidemiological study of diseases
  • GIS health in rural India
  • Creating hospital clinical experience database
  • APIs for capture of diets by consumers
  • API for public health to leverage wealth of ‘ecosystem specific’ Indian Medicinal Plants
  • Integrated databases with search & interrogate functions for nutrition
  • Wearables for health & nutrition data collection

Facility @ TDU

Proprietary Databases of Indian Medicinal Plants and their Properties, Data Science, Informatics, Computer Lab, National Herbarium of Medicinal Plants of India, Raw Drug Repository, Ethno-Medicinal Garden with more than 1500 native medicinal plants, Nursery, Laboratories for cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Analytical Chemistry, Wet Chemistry, Pharmacognosy, Phytochemistry, Food Processing & New Product Development, Research Kitchen, Clinical Chemistry, Integrative 100 Bed Research Hospital , Library, Hostel, Canteen and WiFi.

Frequency of admission

This is a personalised program and entry is possible any time during the year.

Selection process

Selection will competitive and based on:

  • Academic credentials and courses taken during Bachelors
  • A Statement of Purpose spelling out the motivation for wanting to enroll in this programme.
  • Two reference letters from faculty working in college/research institute who know you reasonably well.
  • Personal interview

How to Apply

Download the application form available below. You may send an email request to admissions@tdu.edu.in for the same if needed. Fill up the application form and send it to the address mentioned below along with Rs 500 /- through online transfer OR DD/ Cheque in the favour of “UTD-HST General Fund” payable at Bangalore.

Contact

Registrar
The University of Trans-Disciplinary Health Sciences and Technology
(A Karnataka State Private University)
74/2 Jarakabande Kaval, Post Attur, Yelahanka, Bengaluru
Phone: 080 28568000 ext 201; Mobile: +91 9449058869/+91 9448105455
Email us: admissions@tdu.edu.in; Website: www.tdu.edu.in

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