Curriculum

All SBMI courses are developed and crafted in a manner that offers students an innovative and advanced evaluation of the biomedical informatics field. A committee of SBMI faculty members routinely reviews the current curriculum to assess current courses and create new offerings. This ensures that each student’s education and training garnered while at SBMI is on par with current industry standards.

SBMI students work under the guidance of their faculty advisors and Office of Academic Affairs staff members to select the ideal courses needed to reaching both academic and professional goals.

→ Two Year Course Rotation
→ Admission Requirements

Certificate of Health Data Science
Courses Credits
BMI 5300 - Intro to Biomedical Informatics (required) 3
BMI 5007 - Methods in Health Data Science (required) 3
BMI 5353 - Biomedical Data Analysis  (required) 3
BMI 5304 - Advanced Database Concepts in Biomedical Informatics (required) 3
BMI 6340 - Health Information Visualization and Visual Analytics (required) 3
Total Hours 15
BMI 5300 and BMI 5007 should be taken in the first semester as they are pre-requisites for BMI 5353 and BMI 5304.
Certificate of Biomedical Informatics
Courses Credits
BMI 5300 - Intro to Biomedical Informatics (required) 3
BMI 5313 - Intro to Electronic Health Records 3
BMI 5314 - Technology Assessment in Healthcare 3
BMI 5360 - Clinical Decision Support System 3
BMI 6340 - Health Information Visualization & Visual Analytics 3
Total Hours 15
Option 2 - BMI 5300 Introduction to Biomedical Informatics (required) and the choice of any four courses from the catalog with advice from the certificate program coordinator(s). This option allows professionals interested in biomedicine or learning and technology to customize their certificate to meet their needs.
Certificate of Applied Biomedical Informatics
Courses Credits
BMI 5300 - Intro to Biomedical Informatics (required) 3
BMI 5301 - The US Healthcare System 3
BMI 5306 - Security for Health Information Systems 3
BMI 5313 - Intro to Electronic Health Records 3
BMI 5328 - Systems Analysis & Project Management 3
Total Hours 15
Option 2 - BMI 5300 Introduction to Biomedical Informatics (required) and the choice of any four courses from the catalog with advice from the certificate program coordinator(s). This option allows professionals interested in biomedicine or learning and technology to customize their certificate to meet their needs.
Public Health Informatics
Courses Credits
BMI 5300 - Intro to Biomedical Informatics (required) 3
BMI 5380 - Principles & Foundations of Public Health Informatics (required) 3
PH 2610 - Fundamentals of Epidemiology (required) 3
PH 1690 - Foundations of Biostatistics (required) 3
3
Total Hours 15
Traditional Research Track
Courses Credits
BMI 5300 - Intro to Biomedical Informatics 3
BMI 5310 - Foundations of Biomedical Information Sciences I 3
BMI 5311 - Foundations of Biomedical Information Sciences II 3
BMI 5351 - Research Design and Evaluation in Biomedical Informatics 3
BMI 5352 - Statistical Methods in Biomedical Informatics 3
BMI 6313 - Scientific Writing in Healthcare 3
BMI 6000 - Practicum in Biomedical Informatics 3
Select 6 courses from one of the tracks below to complete your degree 18
Total Hours 39
Applied Biomedical Informatics Track
Courses Credits
BMI 5300 - Intro to Biomedical Informatics (required) 3
BMI 5301 - The US Healthcare System (required) 3
BMI 5305 - Legal and Ethical Aspects of Health Informatics (required) 3
BMI 5313 - Foundations of Electronic Health Records and Clinical Information Systems (required) 3
BMI 5315 - Quality and Outcome Improvement in Healthcare (required) 3
BMI 5317 - Applied Data Management (required) 3
BMI 5328 - Systems Analysis & Project Management (required) 3
BMI 5329 - Workflow Process Modeling (required) 3
BMI 5371 - Business and Technical Communication (required) 3
BMI 6316 - Change Management in Health Informatics (required) 3
BMI 6340 - Health Information Visualization & Visual Analytics (required) 3
BMI 6000 - Practicum in Biomedical Informatics (required) 3
Elective Course: Students select one elective course with advisor guidance. (required) 3
Total Hours 39
Required Courses - any exceptions must be pre-approved by the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs prior to course registration
Doctorate in Health Informatics *
Courses Credits
BMI 5300 - Intro to Biomedical Informatics (required) 3
BMI 6305 - Social Dynamics and Health Information (required) 3
BMI 6311 - Advanced Decision Analysis (required) 3
BMI 6316 - Change Management in Health Informatics (required) 3
BMI 6324 - Health Information Technology Policy (required) 3
BMI 6328 - Healthcare Delivery in an EHR-Enabled Environment (required) 3
BMI 7070 - Fellowship in Health Informatics (required) 21
BMI 7170 - Project Advisement (required) 3
BMI 7350 - Scholarly Foundations of Advanced HI Practice (required) 3
BMI 7360 - Advanced Project Management (required) 3
BMI 7361 - Vendor Relations and Contract Negotiations (required) 3
BMI 9950 - Project Evaluation and Writing (required) 9
Total Hours 63
*Program does not begin until Fall 2019.
Students can transfer in satisfactory courses from a previously earned MS degree.
*Required Courses - any substitutions must be pre-approved by the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs prior to course registration.
MS/MPH Dual Degree
Courses Credits
BMI 5300 - Intro to Biomedical Informatics 3
Additional Basic Informatics Course 3
BMI 5310 - Foundations of Biomedical Information Sciences I 3
BMI 5311 - Foundations of Biomedical Information Sciences II 3
BMI 5351 - Research Design and Evaluation in Biomedical Informatics 3
BMI 6313 - Scientific Writing 3
PH 2610 - Fundamental of Epidemiology 3
PH 1690 - Foundation of Biostatistics 4
PHM 1110 - Social & Behavioral Aspects 3
PHM 3715 - Into to Management Policy Science 3
PHM 2110 - Overview of Environment Health or
PHWM 2120 - Man's Impact on the Environment
3
Advanced Informatics Course 3
BMI 6000 - Practicum in Biomedical Informatics 3
Total Hours 40
PhD/MPH Dual Degree
Courses Credits
Courses required prior to qualifying exam
BMI 5304 - Advanced Database Concepts in Biomedical Informatics 3
BMI 5310 - Foundations of Biomedical Information Sciences I 3
BMI 5311 - Foundations of Biomedical Information Sciences II 3
BMI 5330 - Introduction to Bioinformatics 3
BMI 6319 - Advanced Data Structures in BMI 3
BMI 7302 - Theories & Frameworks for BMI Research 3
BMI 7303 - Critical Review of BMI Literature Seminar 3
BMI 7304 - Advanced Research Design for BMI 3
Advanced Level Statistics (see advisor for course options) 3
Electives (SPH Core Shared Courses)
PH 1110 - Social & Behavioral Aspects of Comm. Health 4
PH 1690 - Foundations of Biostatistics 3
PH 2120 - Man's Impact on the Environment 3
PH 2610 - Fundamentals of Epidemiology 3
PH 3715 - Intro to Management & Policy Science 3
Other Requirements
BMI 5301 - The US Healthcare Systems or
BMI 5004 - Intro to Clinical Healthcare
3
BMI 5313 - Introduction to EHR's 3
BMI 7000 - Advanced Preceptorship 9
BMI 7050 - Research in Biomedical Informatics 21
BMI 7150 - Research Seminar 3
BMI 7301 - Grant Writing 3
BMI 9999 - Dissertation in Biomedical Informatics 9
Total Hours 94
MD/MS Dual Degree*
Courses Credits
BMI 5300 - Intro to Biomedical Informatics (required) 3
BMI 5310 - Foundations of Biomedical Information Sciences I (required) 3
BMI 5311 - Foundations of Biomedical Information Sciences II (required) 3
BMI 6313 - Scientific Writing in Healthcare (required) 3
BMI 6000 - Practicum in Biomedical Informatics (required) 3
Four SBMI Elective Courses 12
Approved Medical School Modules (listed in SBMI Catalog) 12
Total Hours 39
*Program does not begin until spring 2019.