Biomedical and Health Informatics is a growing field that combines medical science and information technology. Its applications include:

  • electronic medical records
  • access to knowledge-based information and digital libraries
  • digital imaging systems
  • telemedicine
  • clinical decision support
  • health policy

There are many possible career choices open to students in this field as professional expertise in medical informatics is needed by hospitals and other healthcare providers, pharmaceutical companies, medical software companies, public health organizations, insurance companies and academia.

This program, which takes a unique interdisciplinary approach, aims to prepare students to use information systems to improve the quality of healthcare delivery, research and education. The curriculum includes coursework in human pathophysiology, medical informatics, databases and medical ethics. In addition, students select from one of six possible tracks:

  • Knowledge-Based Systems
  • Health Services Management and Policy
  • Health Information Systems
  • Medical Imaging and Instrumentation
  • Public Health Informatics
  • Translational Bioinformatics

View program curriculum and coursework and admission requirements.