Biomedical Informatics Specialization

Specialization Educational Objectives

In addition to the core objectives, a student graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Data Analytics with a specialization in Biomedical Informatics will demonstrate:

  • an understanding of the core sub-disciplines of biomedical informatics that play a role in the design, implementation, and management of clinical, research, and translational information systems.
  • an understanding of the contributing theoretical frameworks that are conventionally used to inform the design and use of biological and medical information systems, and integrative data discovery and analysis tools.
  • critical evaluation skills that allow for the analysis of system design and or utilization of biomedical information systems and data.

Degree Planning Resources

Take a look at the suggested 4-year sample plan [pdf] and the advising curriculum sheet [pdf] for Biomedical Informatics.  These should be used as guides only. Semester offerings are subject to change.

Specialization Requirements

All students specializing in Biomedical Informatics must complete the following specialization requirements.

  • MolGen 5660: Integrated Molecular and Cellular Biology for Non-Biologists (MolGen 4606 and 4500 approved as alternates)
  • BMI 5710: Introduction to Biomedical Informatics
  • BMI 5720: Introduction to Imaging Informatics (any BMI 5000-level course approved as alternate)
  • BMI 5730: Introduction to Bioinformatics
  • BMI 5740: Introduction to Research Informatics
  • STAT 4911: Capstone in Data Analytics

Students specializing in Biomedical Informatics should also take the following courses:

These courses will satisfy the pre-requisite requirements for the required course MolGen 5660 and, as noted on the GE advising page, can be simultaneously used to fulfill the GE requirements in the Natural Science category.

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