HI 5000 Technical Writing for Health Informatics

Course Type: Basic
Credit Hours: 3

This course assists the student in the area of technical writing, the development of 
scholarly and academic writing abilities. Each student will complete the process of 
generating a written document from topic selection through outlining, drafting, and 
revising. Writing in the field of Biomedical Informatics will be addressed and the genre 
of written discourse in informatics will be explored by the student. The elements of the 
recursive writing process and a review of the technical aspects of writing will also be 
considered. Critical reading, thinking and writing will be emphasized in the course. 
Weekly assignments require writing throughout the course.  A course writing project is 
required such as developing a manuscript for review, submission and possible 
publication. 

This course assists the student in the area of technical writing, the development of scholarly and academic writing abilities. Each student will complete the process of generating a written document from topic selection through outlining, drafting, and revising. Writing in the field of Biomedical Informatics will be addressed and the genre of written discourse in informatics will be explored by the student. The elements of the recursive writing process and a review of the technical aspects of writing will also be considered. Critical reading, thinking and writing will be emphasized in the course. Weekly assignments require writing throughout the course.  A course writing project is required such as developing a manuscript for review, submission and possible publication. 

Prerequisites

This course requires consent of the instructor. You need to secure that consent before you can register for this course. Contact your instructor for approval or any questions you have.

Additional Information

Course Goals

Upon successfully finishing this course, you will recognize the significance of scholarly and academic writing and use it for your career development in the area of Biomedical Informatics. Specifically, given a need for academic writing you should be able to:

  • Use the recursive writing process.
  • Review the principles of generating professional writing.
  • Identify an appropriate topic.
  • Complete the process of generating scholarly and academically written documents using APA formatting.
  • Identify and evaluate the genre of written discourse in the discipline of biomedical informatics.
  • Use critical reading, critical thinking, and critical writing in the process of technical writing.