MED 264: Principles of Biomedical Informatics

Instructors:  Tsung-Ting Kuo, PhD, and  Lucila Ohno-Machado, MD, PhD

Teaching Assistants: TBD

When and Where for the 2019 Fall Class: Tuesdays and Thursdays, September 26 - December 5, 2019; 12:00-2:00 p.m.  Medical Education and Telemedicine Building, MET-MedEd 314.

Office Hours: by appointment

Course Objectives
The purpose of this class is to provide an engaging and lively introduction to the field of biomedical informatics. Building up from the basic bits of data to modeling complex organisms and organizations, the course will explore the nature of biomedical information and how this information is and can be used in the care of individual patients and populations of peoples. We highlight practical and state-of-the-art technologies in biomedical informatics to get students exposed to the current healthcare research environment.

Course Syllabus (Fall, 2018).  To be updated for Fall, 2019.

9/27/18Lucila Ohno-MachadoIntroduction to Biomedical Informatics and this Course
BLOCK 1 - Clinical Informatics
10/2/18Mary Linn Bergstrom, Karen HeskettEvidence-Based Decision Making: Systematic Reviews
10/4/18Nancy Yuan
Basics of Decision Theory and Its Role in Biomedical Informatics
10/4/18Teams will be formed for Final Project Today
10/9/18Albert Hsiao
Deep Learning: Applications in Cardiothoracic Imaging
10/11/18Alex WenzelHands-on R as a Tool for Structured Data Processing and Predictive Analytics
10/16/18Chris LonghurstInformatics Innovations at the Bedside and Beyond: Mobile Health, Applications linked to EHR systems
10/18/18Jejo KoolaUsing Predictive Analytics in Clinical Decision Support
10/18/18Project Proposal Due Today
10/23/18Michael HogarthNot All Data are Structured: Clinical Natural Language Processing and Standards
10/25/18Amy SitapatiClinical Informatics and Population Health
10/25/18Graded Proposals Returned
10/30/18Lucila Ohno-Machado and Luca BonomiBlockchain and Privacy Technology Applications in Healthcare and Biomedicine
11/1/18Tsung-Ting KuoBlockchain in Healthcare and Biomedicine: a Hands-on Tutorial
BLOCK 2 - Bioinformatics and Additional Research Topics
11/6/18Hannah CarterSystems Biology for Biomedical Discovery
11/8/18Jihoon Kim
Bioinformatics Applications to Kawasaki Disease
11/13/18Michael WalkerExperimental Design for Biomedical Informatics Research
11/15/18Kai ZhengHuman Factors: Workflow Optimization and Human-Computer Interaction
11/20/18Henry HuangDecentralized Algorithms for Prediction and Evaluation
11/27/18Rodney GabrielAnesthesia Informatics
11/29/18Anupriya TripathiMicrobiome Informatics
12/4/18Olivier HarismendyComputational Genomics for Cancer Research
12/6/18Robert El-KarehThe Big Picture of Informatics Implemented in Medical Centers
12/6/18Project Report Due Today
12/11/18Final Presentations----Students present their projects----
12/13/18Final Presentations----Students present their projects----

Grading Policies (Fall, 2018).  To be updated for Fall, 2019.

Course grades will be based on:

  1. proposal (15%)
  2. homework (20%)
  3. project participation (25%)
  4. final project report (40%)