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SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
BIOMEDICAL INFORMATICS & MEDICAL EDUC
BIOMEDICAL INFORMATICS AND MED EDUCATION

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BIME 498 Special Topics in Biomedical and Health Informatics (1-5, max. 15)
Readings, lectures, and discussions pertaining to significant problems or issues in biomedical and health informatics.
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BIME 499 Undergraduate Research (*, max. 12)
Investigative research or directed readings in medical education and in biomedical and health informatics. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
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BIME 520 Teaching Methods in Medical Education (2) C. SCOTT
Empirical and theoretical merits of different teaching methods as applied to medical education. Structuring and leading group discussions, using questions, organizing and delivering lectures, identifying styles of clinical supervision, providing constructive feedback, and presenting effective clinical demonstrations. Offered: Sp.
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BIME 521 Evaluation of Learning in the Health Sciences (3) J. CARLINE
Basic issues and methods for evaluation of learning: cognitive performance, psychomotor skills, and reasoning abilities in classroom, laboratory, and clinical settings. Practical applications of instruments such as multiple-choice questions, essays, oral examinations, checklists, rating scales, simulations, and patient management problems.
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BIME 522 Research in Medical Education (2) C. SCOTT
Individualized, problem-based overviews of research methods and research design pertinent to research and scholarship in medical education. Development and sequencing of research projects from conceptualization through literature review, including proposal development, project implementation, data management, analysis, and write-up. Assessment and critical reading of related literature stressed. Offered: A.
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BIME 530 Introduction to Biomedical and Health Informatics (3) J. GENNARI
Overview of biomedical and health informatics concepts, theories, and applications, including the historical evolution and the current and future research directions within the context of information flow in healthcare settings. Offered: A.
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BIME 533 Public Health and Informatics (3) A. TURNER
Introduction to the emerging field of public health informatics. Covers general public health topics as well as key public health informatics issues and applications. Evaluates a public health information system. Prerequisite: either BIME 530 or permission of instructor. Offered: jointly with HSERV 509; W.
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BIME 534 Biology and Informatics (3) N. ABERNETHY
Provides an introduction to some of the fundamental concepts in core fields of biology; the information representation and management problems that arise from these fields; and current and potential informatics solutions to these problems. Offered: Sp.
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BIME 535 Clinical Care and Informatics (3) D. MASUDA
Explores the ways in which information technology affect healthcare delivery system design and delivery. Considers current and future research questions and trends as well as current and future application opportunities and challenges. Offered: A.
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BIME 536 Bioinformatics and Gene Sequence Analysis (3) T. ROSE
Nature and relevance of molecular sequence information, computer-based protein, and DNA sequence analysis, molecular sequence and genomic databases, and methods for database accession and interrogation. Prerequisite: background in molecular biology and permission of instructor. Offered: jointly with PABIO 536/PHG 536; Sp.
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BIME 537 Informatics Research and Evaluation Methods (4) N. ABERNETHY
Introduces the many facets of evaluation and research for biomedical and health informatics projects. Focuses on formal studies of the application of information technology in medicine, conducted while an information resource is under development and after the resource is in routine service. Offered: W.
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BIME 539 Teaching, Learning, and Communication in Biomedical and Health Informatics (4) D. MASUDA
Covers learning theory and teaching/communication skills specific to informatics practitioners and researchers. Reviews current learning theories applicable to undergraduate and graduate education. Helps to develop and practice effective teaching techniques. Offered: Sp.
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BIME 540 Critically Appraising and Applying Evidence in Healthcare (3) F. WOLF
Literature appraisal skills for various articles (therapy effectiveness, diagnostic tests, literature reviews, clinical measurement, prognosis, quality of care, decision analysis, causation/etiology, guidelines, and economic evaluation). Appraisal of clinical information from literature, strengths/weaknesses of data, analyses, study design/applicability to a current patient's problem. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Offered: jointly with HSERV 528; W.
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BIME 541 Introduction to Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis of Evidence (3) E. DEVINE, F. WOLF
Conceptual understanding of the quantitative methods used to synthesize evidence. Methods for pooling evidence across independent studies, pooling binary/continuous outcomes, differences between fixed and random effects models, and guidelines for appraising published systematic reviews/meta-analyses. Prerequisite: either introductory level courses in statistics, epidemiology, or biostatistics or permission of instructor. Offered: jointly with EPI 541/HSERV 529/PHARM 529; Sp.
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BIME 550 Knowledge Representation and Applications (3) J. GENNARI
Defines knowledge representations and explores how knowledge presentations and ontologies are used in the semantic web and why these issues are important for biomedical informatics application builders. Uses a research focus to explore foundational theoretical issues and choices facing application builders. Offered: W.
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BIME 554 Biomedical Information Interactions and Design (4)
Introduction to theoretical frameworks and research methodologies that underpin the study of human-information interactions and the design of biomedical information systems to support them. Emphasis on understanding informational needs and specifications that drive the design of health information systems. Offered: Sp.
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BIME 570 Health Sciences Information Needs, Resources, and Environment (3) S. FULLER
Characteristics of users of health sciences information; health professionals, researchers, consumers and patients; environments (academic health sciences centers, hospitals, clinics, and public libraries); evaluation of information resources in health care; types and uses of health information management systems; policy issues, professional standards, education, and certification. Offered: jointly with LIS 528; Sp.
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BIME 590 Selected Topics in Health Informatics (1-3, max. 12)
Computers and information technology are improving and changing healthcare education, research, and clinical practice. Informatics faculty and researchers from the UW and affiliated institutions present their research findings as well as discuss their views of national developments in their respective disciplines. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Credit/no-credit only.
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BIME 591 Biomedical and Health Informatics Research Colloquium (1, max. 12)
Provides forum for extensive interactive research discussions. Format is round table with short presentations and long facilitated discussion amongst students and core BHI faculty. Both students and faculty present. Topics primarily research focused (ongoing and proposed research.), but also journal articles, current topics of debate, and other. Credit/no-credit only.
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BIME 598 Special Topics in Biomedical and Health Informatics (1-4, max. 12)
Readings, lectures, and discussions pertaining to a significant biomedical and health informatics problem or an emerging issue. Topics vary.
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BIME 600 Independent Study/Research ([1-10]-)
Individual readings or study, including independent study in preparation for doctoral examinations, research, etc. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
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BIME 700 Master's Thesis ([1-15]-)
Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
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BIME 800 Doctoral Dissertation ([1-10]-)
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