McWilliams School of Biomedical Informatics at UTHealth Houston, formerly UTHealth Houston School of Biomedical Informatics (SBMI) students in the Master of Science in Biomedical Informatics must select an area of interest in which to apply the knowledge and skill gained during the didactic courses while participating in the required practicum course.
This practicum requirement will provide hands-on field experience that gives students the opportunity to work in a professional environment under the supervision of a professional with biomedical informatics or related experience, and with the guidance of a School of Biomedical Informatics faculty member.
Overview of Capstone Paper
Goals and Objectives
Students will become active participants in the work of developing informatics-based applications and/or applying informatics science and skills to address an informatics need.
Goals and objectives for the practicum must be agreed upon by the student, Faculty Practicum Advisor, and Practicum Preceptor.
Most students must complete a minimum of 135 contact hours for practicum completion. There is an exception for students admitted to our school prior to Fall 2014, who must complete 270 contact hours. The contact hour requirements are noted below under “Practicum Eligibility Requirements.” Please contact the Practicum Coordinator (Keisha.C.Smoke@uth.tmc.edu) with any inquiries you might have about your contact hour requirement.
Students needing assistance with practicum placement must contact the Practicum Coordinator (Keisha.C.Smoke@uth.tmc.edu) at least 30 days before the start of the semester.