(web-based and classroom instruction)
3 semester credit hours/meets part of basic informatics component
This introductory graduate level survey course provides an overview of Biomedical Informatics and Health Information Technology and introduces the student to the major areas of the evolving discipline. The competencies for graduate education in the discipline are presented as well as the definitions of biomedical informatics. A systems framework for understanding informatics is also considered. The course focuses on the application of information technology across the breadth of biomedical informatics for care delivery, education, and research. The knowledge and skills presented in this course will help the student progress to other more advanced or specialized courses throughout the curriculum since an understanding of health care, health information technology and recent governmental efforts is necessary in order to function in the biomedical informatics discipline.
All students are required to take BMI 5300, Introduction to Biomedical Informatics, in their first semester.