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BMI 7350 Scholarly Foundations of Advanced Health Informatics Practice

3 semester credit hours
Lecture contact hours: 2; Lab contact hours: 3
Web-based instruction
Prerequisite:BMI 5300
Required for DHI students

Required for doctoral students. Enrollment only open to DHI students.

This foundational course focuses on analyzing health informatics competencies, role, and scholarship as the foundation for scholarly practice at the doctoral level. The foundations of science and scientific inquiry are explored including the epistemological and ontological bases for scientific methods, theory, and knowledge. Sources of evidence, theory, and knowledge for health informatics practice are analyzed. Evidence based practice, leadership, innovation/change, inter-professional collaboration/teams, and quality and safety, are introduced as fundamental components of health informatics practice. Implementation science is investigated as a means of guiding science-based practice.

Upon successfully completing this course, students will:

  • Describe the epistemological and ontological bases for the scientific method, use of theory, and knowledge.
  • Compare and contrast sources of evidence, theory, and knowledge for health informatics practice.
  • Utilize implementation science and problem-based learning methods to explore health informatics practice challenges.
  • Compose a draft literature review.