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BMI 7351 Evidence-based 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.

In this course the doctoral student will learn the importance of evidence for the advancement of Informatics practice, improvement of varied outcomes, and advancement of the information technology to support a learning health system. The student will apply skills to focus on the current urgency of evidence application to practice, and have a hands on illustration of how to appraise, summarize and translate evidence to support recommendations for quality improvement and sustainment in a learning health system. In addition, this course is intended to update and enhance evidence-based practice knowledge and process for conducting a search, critiquing, and evaluating research publications. Students will learn to perform an electronic literature search from electronic databases and assess, investigate and recommend informatics practice using an evidence-based practice methodology.

Upon successfully completing this course, students will:

  • Identify and frame the practice question for the Translational Project
  • Conduct an electronic literature search of the current evidence-based practice
  • Research, critique and appraise the evidence applying a nationally recognized evidence-based practice model
  • Analyze, rate and synthesize the evidence applying a nationally recognized evidence-based practice model
  • Identify the research method and the design for the Translational Project
  • Describe research practices with human participants
  • Prepare a manuscript including sections 1-3 of the DHI Translational Paper