Bioinformatics 525

This course provides an introduction to the principles and practical approaches of bioinformatics as applied to genes and proteins. The overall course content is broken down into 3 sections focusing on introductory programming and data management, statistics, and systems biology, and respectively.


School of Information 654

This course will introduce the critical policy issues related to the use of Health Information Technologies (HIT) with a primary focus on the U.S. The course will explore issues from both a national perspective as well as the perspective of organizations that use these system.

School of Information 501

This course builds skills in user-centered qualitative research methods and professional consulting. Students will work in teams of 3-5 people, working with a real-world client who poses a problem involving information, technology, and/or human processes in the context of a work environment or product/service delivery. Students will learn to manage projects; work in teams; work with a client; conduct interviews; observe work practices; analyze and synthesize qualitative data; present their recommendations; and write formal reports.

School of Information 542

Introduction to concepts and practices of health informatics. Topics include: a) major applications and commercial vendors; b) decision support methods and technologies; c) analysis, design, implementation, and evaluation of healthcare information systems; and d) new opportunities and emerging trends.

Cross-listed with HMP 668.

School of Information 622

Covers the key concepts of evaluation and a variety of methods used to determine the goals of a system or service, performs organizational analysis, assesses task/technology or service fit, determines ease of learning of new or existing services or systems, determines ease of use, assesses aspects of performance (including information retrieval), and evaluates the success in accomplishing the user/organizational goals. Methods include observation, survey, interviews, performance analysis, evaluation in the design/iteration cycle, usability tests, and assessment of systems in use.

School of Information 661

This course prepares students to take on management challenges faced in health informatics leadership roles within a variety of organizational settings. Through a combination of seminar and case study work, it is a highly interactive course in which students have the opportunity to discuss real-world health informatics scenarios from a variety of perspectives in order to gain familiarity with different managerial approaches. The course also draws on organizational and managerial theory to provide students with more generalized knowledge about how to be an effective leader.

School of Information 624

Step into the role of a data consultant and use data to facilitate change in healthcare research, quality improvement and patient outcomes, and population health. Data consultants act as the bridge between the leadership and project stakeholders, and the data analysts to help in translating the data into actionable results. Their expertise lies in effective communication, scoping of projects, and needs assessment. They examine data, processes and technologies to evaluate current state and critical problems.