Choose ONE of the following Special Topics in Medical Informatics courses:
BSC 4434/5459 Introduction to Bioinformatics, Online A molecular renaissance in biology has produced a wealth of sequence and three-dimensional structure databases. "Mining" of these data with various computational methods to obtain useful information is an emerging interdisciplinary area of study. Students will review structure, function and evolution of proteins and nucleic acids as well as the latest computational methods for retrieval and interpretation of this bioinformation.
PHC 4xx4 Public Health Planning and Analysis, Online An introduction to geographic information systems (GIS) in healthcare and public health data analysis in the health sciences. This online course covers basic GIS operations such as buffering, layering, and spatial queries, and develops GIS skills through homework and case studies. It is a required course in the proposed Public Health major in the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences [BSHS ] degree program and the undergraduate Medical Informatics Certificate Program.
PHC 6196 Computer Applications in Public Health, Online
Provides an overview of various computer applications in public health and introduces modern software systems for analyzing health-related data. Fundamentals of data collection, statistical analysis, interpretation, and reporting results are covered. Technology-based implications for legal and ethical issues are also addressed (including documentation, security, and regulatory requirements).
PHC 6015 Epidemiological Study Design and Statistical Methods, Online
Experimental, quasi-experimental, observational, survey, surveillance, and qualitative study designs will be reviewed. Methods for reliable and valid data collection and analysis will be covered. An overview of statistical methods for the analysis of public health data will be provided.
PHC 6251 Disease Surveillance and Monitoring Disease surveillance and monitoring is the systematic collection, analysis, interpretation, and dissemination of data for use in prioritizing, planning, implementing, and evaluating health programs, activities and practices in the United States as well as in other developed and developing countries. Will focus on these fundamental processes and procedures which are utilized to investigate and track infectious and communicable diseases as well as non-infectious chronic diseases.
PHC 6990 GIS Applications in Public Health, Online
An overview of geographic information systems for the analysis of public health data will be covered. This course uses a unique approach for teaching GIS in health care and public health. It embeds learning how to use GIS software in the context of carrying out projects for visualizing and analyzing health-related data.