A Synthesis of Students' Theses in the Accredited HHSI Master's Programme
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CitationKinnunen, UM. Saranto, K. (2018). A Synthesis of Students' Theses in the Accredited HHSI Master's Programme. Building Continents of Knowledge in Oceans of Data: The Future of Co-Created eHealth, 247, 815-819. 10.3233/978-1-61499-852-5-815.
Education in Health Informatics (HI) has been a key priority to guarantee knowledge and skills for professionals working in healthcare settings. One of the early academic models to teach HI are the recommendations provided by the International Medical Informatics Association. The paper describes the curriculum developed for master's degrees and the status of a paradigm used in informatics education, as well as research in the health and human services fields. The aim is to synthesise the methodological focuses in students' theses and discuss the future needs for development. The paradigm guides informatics research. The research focuses, questions and applied research methods were coded for 152 master's degree theses. Based on the results, the most often used method was qualitative. The most frequent research area was steering and organising of information management in work processes. The results guide teachers in supervising the theses of the Health and Human Services Informatics (HHSI) programme and tutoring new students.