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

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MEBI 498 Special Topics in Biomedical and Health Informatics (1-4, max. 12)
Readings, lectures, and discussions pertaining to significant problems or issues in Biomedical and Health Informatics. Offered: AWSp.
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MEBI 499 Undergraduate Research (*, max. 12)
Investigative research or directed readings in medical education and in biomedical and health informatics. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Offered: AWSpS.
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MEBI 510 Topics in Medical Education Research (1-3, max. 12)
Selected research topics in medical education. Development of skills in critical analysis and production of original research. Optional: 1 additional credit for seminar focusing on application of issues in education practice. Credit/no-credit only.
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MEBI 511 Current Issues in Medical Education (2)
Addresses current issues in medical education in the context of historic and contemporary developments. Topics include curriculum development, teaching and learning, clinical knowledge and reasoning, assessment, professional development, program evaluation, and certification.
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MEBI 512 Leadership in Academic Medicine (1)
Explores the theoretical and practical aspects of leadership in academic medicine. Topics include qualities of effective leadership, leadership styles, and impact of institutional organization and culture on leadership. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
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MEBI 520 Teaching Methods in Medical Education (2) Ambrozy
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: W.
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MEBI 521 Evaluation of Learning in the Health Sciences (3) 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. Recommended: MEBI 520. Offered: Sp.
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MEBI 522 Research in Medical Education (2) 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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MEBI 530 Medical Informatics (3) Abernethy
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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MEBI 531 Life and Death Computing (3) Kalet
Computing and programming concepts and methods underlying the solution of safety-critical and complex problems in biology, medicine, and health for both research and practice. Includes an introduction to programming in Common Lisp, network programming, and bioinformatics. Prerequisite: CSE 142 or equivalent. Offered: A.
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MEBI 532 Computing Concepts for Medical Informatics II (3) Kalet
Continuation of topics begun in MEBI 531: multiprogramming and operating system principles, client-server, network programming with sockets, macros, higher-level languages, software engineering. Prerequisite: MEBI 531 or equivalent.
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MEBI 534 Biology and Informaticists (3) Brinkley
A computing and information oriented treatment of the core concepts of human biology, addressing structure and function at three levels or organization: organism, cell, and gene. Each level includes examples of key anatomic and physiologic concepts, presented from a computational perspective and with the use of electronic resources. Offered: W.
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MEBI 535 Clinical Topics for Informaticists (3) Masuda
Builds on Biology for Informaticists and introduces the student to a variety of clinical disciplines, representative clinical problems from these disciplines, and informatics issues and applications within these disciplines. Lecturers include faculty from the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Dentistry. Prerequisite: MEBI 530, MEBI 531, MEBI 534. Offered: A.
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MEBI 537 Informatics Research and Evaluation Methods (4) 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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MEBI 539 Teaching, Learning, and Communication in Biomedical and Health Informatics (4) 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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MEBI 542 Medical Information for Decision Making (1)
Introduction to methods for : a) identifying and retrieving high quality, relevant documents for clinical decision making, b) applying rigorous criteria when reading primary research studies or reviews of primary studies or other medical information sources that report on the effectiveness of therapeutic or preventive interventions. Prerequisite: first-year dental student; graduate student, or other health-science student standing with permission of instructor.
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MEBI 550 Knowledge Representation and Applications (3) Gennari
A readings class in knowledge representation, as described in the primary artificial intelligence and biomedical informatics literature. Topics may include: frame-based systems, description logics, theorem proving, complexity vs. tractability, ontologies, rule-based systems, and biomedical domain applications. Prerequisite: any artificial intelligence course (e.g., CSE 415 or better), or permission of instructor. Offered: A.
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MEBI 552 Clinical Decision Support (3)
Provides foundation in clinical decision making and support (including decision analysis, Bayesian analysis, belief networks, artificial intelligence, neural networks) presented in the context of local and national decision support systems and the movement to decrease errors in healthcare. Prerequisite: MED 530, MED 531, MED 535, MED 537, CSE 415 or permission of instructor.
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MEBI 554 Biomedical Information Interactions and Design (4) Pratt
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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MEBI 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. Offered: AWSp.
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MEBI 591 Biomedical 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. Offered: AWSp.
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MEBI 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. Offered: AWSpS.
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MEBI 599 Independent Study or Research (*, max. 12)
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MEBI 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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MEBI 700 Master's Thesis ([1-15]-)
Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Offered: AWSpS.
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MEBI 800 Doctoral Dissertation ([1-10]-)
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