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Andrea L. Civan
MEBI 591
Seattle Campus

Biomedical Health Informatics Research Colloquium

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.

Class description

This course provides students with a forum to explore trends in collaborative technologies (e.g., ICT, groupware, social software) used in various domains of health in both research and practice. The course is divided into 3 modules. Each 3-week module focuses on a specific domain of health (e.g., personal health, clinical practice, public health). In each module, we will spend one class session each on (1) guest lecture, (2) journal article presentation by a student, and (3) discussion of research opportunities in the domain of focus and potential venues or local collaborators for such a research project.

Student learning goals

Provide forum for presenting and discussing (research and industry) trends in collaborative technologies in personal heath, public health, biomedicine, and clinical practice

Provide students with an opportunity to present research projects in a public space

Provide students with an opportunity to begin network with local researchers in the area and to local venue for submitting and accessing related work. We will share venues and collaborators

General method of instruction

Presentation and discussion

Recommended preparation


Class assignments and grading

Students are asked to participate in class discussion. Students have the opportunity to lead discussion by presenting a journal article of their choice within a given health-related domain.

This is a credit/no credit course

The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Andrea L. Civan
Date: 09/08/2009