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UTEP Certificate in Biomedical Informatics

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The University of Texas School of Biomedical Informatics at Houston (SBMI) is partnering with The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) to offer UTEP students the opportunity to advance their knowledge of biomedical informatics and its applications in their area of study. This partnership allows UTEP students from a variety of backgrounds in both the College of Business and the College of Health Sciences to find career advancement in the blossoming healthcare informatics industry.

Biomedical and health informatics is a rapidly growing field. Health information technology is one of the few industries that has grown at a double-digit rate, even during a severe recession. There’s a huge and rapidly increasing demand for what we do. –Jiajie Zhang, Ph.D., SBMI Dean & Professor

> Joint Certificates in Biomedical Informatics:

To earn a UTEP MBA with a Business Informatics for Healthcare concentration, students must satisfactorily complete the 48 semester credit hour curriculum which includes 39 semester credit hours of MBA core course work and nine semester credit hours of concentration specific course work listed below. The Certificate of Business Informatics for Healthcare program includes two designated MBA core courses plus three SBMI concentration courses:

  • SBMI BMI 5300: Introduction to Biomedical Informatics
  • SBMI BMI 5301: The US Healthcare System
  • SBMI BMI 5313: Introduction to Electronic Health Records
  • UTEP QMB 5311: Quantitative Methods in Business
  • UTEP FIN 5311: Financial Management

The Department of Kinesiology Certificate of Biomedical Informatics allows students to fuse the scientific study of human movement with information technology innovations in healthcare. Ultimately, the implementation of informatics concepts, theories and practices allows kinesiology professionals to critically evaluate data and achieve better results. This certificate program curriculum incorporates two UTEP Kinesiology courses with three Biomedical Informatics courses from SBMI.

The Certificate of Biomedical Informatics is a fifteen (15) semester credit hour curriculum consisting of five required courses, two courses offered by UTEP Department of Kinesiology and three courses offered by SBMI.

  • SBMI BMI 5300: Introduction to Biomedical Informatics
  • SBMI BMI 5313: Introduction to Electronic Health Records
  • SBMI BMI 6340: Health Information Visualization and Visual Analytics
  • UTEP KIN 5373: Motor Learning and Control
  • UTEP CHSC 6305: Quantitative Methods Health Sciences OR
    UTEP STAT 5428: Intro to Statistical Analysis

The Certificate of Occupational Therapy Informatics helps those in the industry as they provide their clients with the skills needed for daily living and working. Health IT resources can enhance an occupational therapist’s ability to determine what types of interventions and activities are best for each person in their diverse client population. This certificate program curriculum incorporates two UTEP Occupational Therapy courses with three Biomedical Informatics courses from SBMI.

The Certificate of Biomedical Informatics is a fifteen (15) semester credit hour curriculum consisting of five required courses, two courses offered by UTEP Department of Occupational Therapy and three courses offered by SBMI.

  • SBMI BMI 5300: Introduction to Biomedical Informatics
  • SBMI BMI 5313: Introduction to Electronic Health Records
  • SBMI BMI 6340: Health Information Visualization and Visual Analytics
  • UTEP OT 5315: Legal/Ethical Issues in Health Care
  • UTEP DRSC 5389: Research in Health Science

The Certificate of Physical Therapy Informatics explores the health IT tools that allow those in the physical therapy profession to make better clinical decisions. A sound understanding of how to access and analyze a patient’s electronic health record can lead to more specific and customized recommendations. This certificate program curriculum incorporates two UTEP Physical Therapy courses with three Biomedical Informatics courses from SBMI.

The Certificate of Biomedical Informatics is a fifteen (15) semester credit hour curriculum consisting of five required courses, two courses offered by UTEP Department of Physical Therapy and three courses offered by SBMI.

  • SBMI BMI 5300: Introduction to Biomedical Informatics
  • SBMI BMI 5313: Introduction to Electronic Health Records
  • SBMI BMI 6340: Health Information Visualization and Visual Analytics
  • UTEP PT 5340: Management and Finance in Physical Therapy
  • UTEP PT 6304: Evidenced-Based Practice in PT

The Certificate of Public Health Informatics provides future and current public health professionals with the opportunity to advance their health informatics knowledge. Students can explore the application of health technologies in disease surveillance, prevention and intervention in the public health field. This certificate program curriculum incorporates two Biomedical Informatics courses from SBMI, two UTEP Public Health courses and one additional course:

  • SBMI BMI 5300: Introduction to Biomedical Informatics
  • SBMI BMI 5380: Principles and Foundation of Public Health Informatics
  • UTEP PUBH 5302: Epidemiology for Public Health Professionals
  • UTEP PUBH 5305: Biostatistics in Public Health
  • The fifth course is the student's choice of one of the following: BMI 5313, BMI 5381 or BMI 5382.

The Department of Rehabilitation Counseling Certificate of Biomedical Informatics unites new methods and tools to promote better client assessment. Using advanced health technology can aid rehabilitation counselors in evaluating their clients with disabilities as they help them live independently. This certificate program curriculum incorporates two UTEP Rehabilitation Counseling courses with three Biomedical Informatics courses from SBMI.

The Certificate of Biomedical Informatics is a fifteen (15) semester credit hour curriculum consisting of five required courses, two courses offered by UTEP Department of Rehabilitation Counseling and three courses offered by SBMI.

  • SBMI BMI 5300: Introduction to Biomedical Informatics
  • SBMI BMI 5313: Introduction to Electronic Health Records
  • SBMI BMI 6340: Health Information Visualization and Visual Analytics
  • UTEP REHC 5300: Ethical, Legal and Professional Issues in Rehabilitation
  • UTEP REHC 5375: Assessment and Research in Rehabilitation Counseling

The Department of Rehabilitation Sciences Certificate of Biomedical Informatics allows professionals in the rehabilitation industry to complement their knowledge of human function and disability with advanced health information technology practices. This certificate program curriculum incorporates two UTEP Rehabilitation Science courses with three Biomedical Informatics courses from SBMI.

The Certificate of Biomedical Informatics is a fifteen (15) semester credit hour curriculum consisting of five required courses, two courses offered by UTEP Department of Rehabilitation Sciences and three courses offered by SBMI.

  • SBMI BMI 5300: Introduction to Biomedical Informatics
  • SBMI BMI 5313: Introduction to Electronic Health Records
  • SBMI BMI 6340: Health Information Visualization and Visual Analytics
  • UTEP DRSC 5300: Ethics in the Health Sciences
  • UTEP DRSC 5389: Research in Health Science

The Department of Social Work Certificate of Biomedical Informatics encourages future social work practitioners to explore health IT applications that help them serve their community more efficiently and effectively. By gathering, managing and interpreting data using informatics tools, social workers are better equipped to provide services for those in need. This certificate program curriculum incorporates two UTEP Social Work courses with three Biomedical Informatics courses from SBMI.

The Certificate of Biomedical Informatics is a fifteen (15) semester credit hour curriculum consisting of five required courses, two courses offered by UTEP Department of Social Work and three courses offered by SBMI.

  • SBMI BMI 5300: Introduction to Biomedical Informatics
  • SBMI BMI 5313: Introduction to Electronic Health Records
  • SBMI BMI 6340: Health Information Visualization and Visual Analytics
  • UTEP SOWK 5300: The Social Work Profession
  • UTEP SOWK 5383: Social Work Th & Pract-Hum Srv Org

The Department of Speech Language Pathology Certificate of Biomedical Informatics assists those who specialize in the evaluation and treatment of communication disorders and swallowing disorders in advancing their knowledge of health information technology utilization to improve patient outcomes. This certificate program curriculum incorporates two UTEP Speech Language Pathology courses with three Biomedical Informatics courses from SBMI.

The Certificate of Biomedical Informatics is a fifteen (15) semester credit hour curriculum consisting of five required courses, two courses offered by UTEP Department of Speech and Language Pathology and three courses offered by SBMI.

  • SBMI BMI 5300: Introduction to Biomedical Informatics
  • SBMI BMI 5313: Introduction to Electronic Health Records
  • SBMI BMI 6340: Health Information Visualization and Visual Analytics
  • UTEP SPLP 5320: Research Design in Communication Disorders
  • UTEP SPLP 5366: Communication Disorders and Literacy

The SBMI courses can be taken online, at your convenience and are instructed by our faculty members who are thought leaders in the field of informatics.

> Admissions Requirements to the UTEP Certificate Program