HI 5300 Introduction to Health Informatics

Course Type: Basic
Credit Hours: 3

This introductory graduate level survey course provides an overview to health and biomedical informatics and introduces the student to the major areas of the evolving discipline The American Medical Informatics Association core competencies for graduate education in the discipline are presented as well as the definitions of health and biomedical informatics.  A framework for understanding informatics is also considered.  The course also focuses on the application of health information technology for healthcare delivery, education and research as well as the multidisciplinary nature of informatics is discussed.  


Admission to a SBMI program of studies, access to high-speed Internet, and personal computer.

Additional Information

Course Goals

After completing this course, students should be able to:

  • Describe the development and emergence of health and biomedical informatics as a discipline.
  • Understand the core competencies of the discipline.
  • Define the discipline, data types and its use of data, information and knowledge.
  • Describe the basic elements and concepts of health and biomedical Informatics.
  • Explain the application of health information technology to healthcare, education and research.
  • Possess a basic vocabulary of terms.