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Wanda Pratt
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 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. To have the kind of interactive class that everyone enjoys, students need to both attend class and participate in the discussions. By participating in class, students can demonstrate their understanding of the papers and topics and help others benefit from their perspective and experience.

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Class Assignments and Grading


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 Wanda Pratt
Date: 09/20/2004