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John H Gennari
MEDED 590
Seattle Campus

Selected Topics in Health Informatics

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. Credit/no credit only. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Offered: AWSp.

Class Description

This course has a course change form pending -- It is now a "Journal Club for Biomedical and Health Informatics". New course description:

This course provides a forum for students to critically read, present, and discuss articles from the biomedical and health informatics literature. Students receive constructive feedback from faculty and fellow students on both the content and style on their presentation of their chosen article. The goal is to provide a supportive, constructive, and enjoyable environment that helps students learn and practice presentation skills while deepening their knowledge of the biomedical and health informatics literature.

At each class, students give a 20-25 min presentation of a journal-length publication in the field. This is followed by 15-20 mins of discussion about the content of the journal publication, and then 5-10 minutes of faculty feedback about the style and technical ability of the presenter.

Recommended preparation

No prerequisites. Open to all, but preference given to BHI grad students for the oral presentations.

Class Assignments and Grading

Each quarter, 10 students must each give a single presentation. Otherwise, students should simply read the assigned journal paper.

This course is a Credit / no-credit course. In particular, students' oral presentations are *not* graded. Grades are based solely on participation.


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.
Additional Information
Last Update by John H Gennari
Date: 12/29/2003