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BMI 7304 Advanced Research Design for Biomedical Informatics

3 semester credit hours
Lecture contact hours: 2; Lab contact hours: 3
Classroom instruction
Prerequisites: BMI 5300, BMI 5352, BMI 5310, and BMI 5311
Required for PhD students

This course will provide an in-depth examination of advanced research design and methods for establishing causal statements about the efficacy, effectiveness and generalizability of biomedical informatics research to improve human health. Standards for stating/claiming than an intervention is evidence-based will also be addressed. By the end of the semester students will be able to provide a plausible research design given a scenario and hypothesis.

Upon successfully completing this course, students will:

  • Construct sample and population selection for research studies.
  • Assess research study designs for statistical conclusion, internal, construct, and external validity.
  • Identify appropriate methods to use for a qualitative study.
  • Choose appropriate quasi-experimental and experimental methods for a quantitative study.
  • Construct a path diagram to support causal inference for a given study design.