BMI 7350 Scholarly Foundations of Advanced Health Informatics Practice

3 semester credit hours/meets part of DHI core competencies
(2 hours lecture/3 hours laboratory)
Web-based instruction
Prerequisite:BMI 5300

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. Practice inquiry is investigated as a means of guiding science based practice.