HI 5311 Foundations of Health Information Sciences II
Foundations II covers the several types of models and modeling issues that arise in health information science and biomedicine, such as model building, fitting, and validation, and then covers a number of modeling approaches that are of general applicability to a wide range of health information science and biomedicine domains. These include computational, qualitative, quantitative, and logical models. The course is meant to introduce students to these topics in preparation for selected in-depth study in more advanced courses.
- Foundations I
- Basic programming skills (Data Structures and Algorithms or equivalent)
- Note: programming will be required, but will not be taught in this course
- Math and probability through first-semester college calculus
- OR Approval of coordinator.
HI 5311 follows HI5310 (Foundations of Health Informatics I) as the second in a series of three “core” biomedical informatics courses. HI 5311 will be organized around data, information and knowledge as defined in . In contrast to Foundations I, this course is intended for students who will focus their career on some aspect of biomedical informatics or related disciplines. Whenever possible, assignments will leverage systems and/or datasets that are practically significant (e.g., PubMed, publicly available clinical datasets). Thus, the course will help students develop practical skills.