M.S. in Biomedical Informatics - Thesis and Non - Thesis Option Postgraduate Program By University of Utah |Top Universities

M.S. in Biomedical Informatics - Thesis and Non - Thesis Option

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Main Subject Area

Biological SciencesMain Subject Area

Program overview

Main Subject

Biological Sciences

Study Level

Masters

Program Purpose: This thesis-based program provides in-depth training, both in the theoretical foundations of Biomedical Informatics as well as in the pertinent research skills required to conduct independent research projects of a scope suitable for a journal publication. Students will learn a broad set of knowledge in the Department's three areas of concentration: Clinical Informatics; Bioinformatics; and Population/Public Health Informatics. In addition, students will come to understand the practice of biomedical informatics through structured interactions with practitioners at all levels. Upon completion students will be prepared to engage research or development work at the range of academic, government, and commercial positions that require a strong background in biomedical informatics project design. Learning Outcomes: possess a broad understanding of the theory and practice of the field of Biomedical Informatics; possess considerable depth in one specific area of biomedical informatics research in one of the three concentration areas offered by our program; be able to generate hypothesis-driven research approaches, based on sound research design and statistical principles, to real-world problems in the commercial, public, or academic settings; have a sufficient grasp of the fundamentals of biomedical informatics such that they could begin a PhD program in any of the outstanding biomedical medical informatics programs offered throughout the country; be able to critically evaluate the biomedical informatics literature and assess the quality and applicability of the research it describes; have excellent technical writing skills such that they themselves could contribute to the biomedical informatics literature.

Program overview

Main Subject

Biological Sciences

Study Level

Masters

Program Purpose: This thesis-based program provides in-depth training, both in the theoretical foundations of Biomedical Informatics as well as in the pertinent research skills required to conduct independent research projects of a scope suitable for a journal publication. Students will learn a broad set of knowledge in the Department's three areas of concentration: Clinical Informatics; Bioinformatics; and Population/Public Health Informatics. In addition, students will come to understand the practice of biomedical informatics through structured interactions with practitioners at all levels. Upon completion students will be prepared to engage research or development work at the range of academic, government, and commercial positions that require a strong background in biomedical informatics project design. Learning Outcomes: possess a broad understanding of the theory and practice of the field of Biomedical Informatics; possess considerable depth in one specific area of biomedical informatics research in one of the three concentration areas offered by our program; be able to generate hypothesis-driven research approaches, based on sound research design and statistical principles, to real-world problems in the commercial, public, or academic settings; have a sufficient grasp of the fundamentals of biomedical informatics such that they could begin a PhD program in any of the outstanding biomedical medical informatics programs offered throughout the country; be able to critically evaluate the biomedical informatics literature and assess the quality and applicability of the research it describes; have excellent technical writing skills such that they themselves could contribute to the biomedical informatics literature.

Admission requirements

Undergraduate

6+

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