Biomedical informatics is the field that uses information and related technologies to advance individual health, healthcare, public health, and biomedical research. Students enter with a variety of backgrounds and upon graduation take jobs in a diverse array of settings, including healthcare organizations, industry, research labs, and public health agencies. The OHSU program has offerings along many dimensions.
One dimension is the degree/certificate type:
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Biomedical Informatics
- Master of Science (MS) in Biomedical Informatics
- Master of Biomedical Informatics (MBI)
- Graduate Certificate (GC) in Biomedical Informatics
- Clinical Informatics (CI) - focus on health care, individual health, and public health
- Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BCB) - focus on computational aspects of genomics and molecular biology, especially their relation to human health
- Health Information Management (HIM) - focus on Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) certification
The following table shows the degree/certificate and track dimensions, with each cell indicating whether or not the program is offered on-campus or on-line.
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Where does the 10x10 ("ten by ten") program fit into this? The 10x10 curriculum is essentially equivalent to the introductory course (BMI 510) in the CI and HIM tracks.
More information is available on our program Web site: http://www.ohsu.edu/informatics/