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4 + 1 TAMIU Program

The 4 + 1 program, jointly offered with the Texas A&M International University (TAMIU), is an integrated program that incorporates graduate curriculum into the student's undergraduate work. This provides students the opportunity to graduate with a bachelor's degree while also earning a graduate certificate in biomedical informatics.

Students who are accepted into the 4 + 1 program will complete select graduate courses during their last year of undergraduate study which will simultaneously satisfy remaining undergraduate requirements as well as program requirements for the Certificate in Biomedical Informatics. During the last semester of undergraduate study, students will apply to the graduate degree program at SBMI to complete the remaining semester credit hours required for the Master of Science in Biomedical Informatics. The remaining 30 semester credit hours can be completed in one year, if enrolled full-time.

4 + 1 program graduates will have the education, skill set and experience needed to enter the workforce in a variety of biomedical informatics fields. Students will be well prepared to continue with their education through doctoral studies or in professional degrees such as nursing, medicine, dentistry or pharmacy.

> Course of Study for Certificate Programs

Graduation requirements for each degree will reflect the existing requirements of that particular degree plan.

Semester Course Enrollment Credit Hours
1st Semester Undergraduate Summer between 3rd and 4th BMI 5300 Introduction to Biomedical Informatics 3
2nd Semester Undergraduate BMI 5306 Security for Health Information Systems
BMI 5313 Introduction to Electronic Health Records

3

3
3rd Semester Undergraduate BMI 5301 The U.S. Healthcare System
BMI 5328 System Analysis and Project Management
3

3
Students wanting to continue on with their Master of Science in Biomedical Informatics will need to submit an application to the MS program by the application deadline of your final undergraduate semester.
Summer - Between UG / 1st Grad Year BMI 5360 Clinical Decision Support Systems
BMI 5329 Assessment and Evaluation
Support Course
3
3
3
1st Year Graduate Second Semester* BMI 5305 Legal and Ethical Aspects of HI
BMI 5315 Quality and Outcome Improvement in Healthcare
BMI Business & Technical Writing
3

3
3
1st Third Semester* BMI 5327 Standards and Standards Development
BMI 6340 HI Visualization & Visual Analytics
BMI 6000 Practicum
3

3
6
45
Credit Hours

*As a result of class sequencing courses may need to be interchanged for different semesters.

Semester Course Enrollment Credit Hours
1st Semester Undergraduate Summer between 3rd and 4th BMI 5300 Introduction to Biomedical Informatics 3
2nd Semester Undergraduate BMI 5380 Principles and Foundations of Public Health Informatics
PH 2610 Fundamentals of Epidemiology
3

3
3rd Semester Undergraduate PH 1690 Foundations of Biostatistics
BMI or PH support course from approved list
4
3
Students wanting to continue on with their Master of Science in Biomedical Informatics will need to submit an application to the MS program by the application deadline of your final undergraduate semester.
Summer - Between UG / 1st Grad Year BMI 6313 Scientific Writing in Healthcare
Support Course – Advanced
Support Course – (Basic/Research/Advanced)
3
3
3
1st Year Graduate Second Semester* BMI 5310 Foundations I
BMI 5351 Research Design & Evaluation in BMI
Support Course - (Basic/Research/Advanced)
3
3
3
1st Third Semester* BMI 5311 Foundations II
Support Course – (Basic/Research/Advanced)
BMI 6000 Practicum
3
3
6
46
Credit Hours

*As a result of class sequencing courses may need to be interchanged for different semesters.

Semester Course Enrollment Credit Hours
1st Semester Undergraduate Summer between 3rd and 4th BMI 5300 Introduction to Biomedical Informatics 3
2nd Semester Undergraduate BMI 5313 Introduction to Electronic Health Records
BMI 5314 Technology Assessment in Healthcare

3

3
3rd Semester Undergraduate BMI 5360 Clinical Decision Support Systems
BMI 6340 HI Visualization & Visual Analytics
3

3
Students wanting to continue on with their Master of Science in Biomedical Informatics will need to submit an application to the MS program by the application deadline of your final undergraduate semester.
Summer - Between UG / 1st Grad Year BMI 6313 Scientific Writing in Healthcare
BMI 5352 Statistical Methods in BMI
Support Course – Advanced
3
3
3
1st Year Graduate Second Semester* BMI 5310 Foundations I
BMI 5351 Research Design & Evaluation in BMI
Support Course - (Basic/Research/Advanced)
3

3

3
1st Third Semester* BMI 5311 Foundations II
Support Course – (Basic/Research/Advanced)
BMI 6000 Practicum
3
3

6
45
Credit Hours

*As a result of class sequencing courses may need to be interchanged for different semesters.


> Admission Requirements to the 4 + 1 TAMIU Certificate Program