This handbook is a general information publication only. It is not intended to nor does it contain all regulations that relate to students. Applicants, students, and faculty are referred to The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston General Catalog and the The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Handbook of Operating Procedures (HOOP). The provisions of this catalog and/or the General Catalog do not constitute a contract, express or implied, between any applicant, student or faculty member and The University of Texas School of Biomedical Informatics at Houston or The University of Texas System. The University of Texas School of Biomedical Informatics at Houston reserves the right to withdraw courses at any time, to change fees or tuition, calendar, curriculum, degree requirements, graduation procedures, and any other requirements affecting students. Changes will become effective whenever the proper authorities so determine and will apply to both prospective students and those already enrolled.