Survey of Medical Informatics Course
The Biomedical Informatics Program at Nova Southeastern University will be offering its Survey of Medical Informatics Distance Learning Course as part of the AMIA 10x10 Program.
Nova Southeastern University's contribution to the AMIA 10x10 is an introductory survey of the discipline of medical informatics.
This on-line, interactive course is an introductory survey of the discipline of biomedical informatics. This course will introduce the student to the use of computers for processing, organizing, retrieving, and utilizing biomedical information at the molecular, biological system, clinical and healthcare organization levels.
The NSU 10x10 course is targeted at individuals with varied backgrounds including medical, nursing, pharmacy, administration, and computer science. It will also provide a stepping stone for those wishing to further their education and career development in the field of biomedical informatics. The course will describe essential concepts in biomedical informatics that are derived from medicine, computer science and the social sciences. The textbooks are as current as publications, editions, and publication times allow for each Term. This Term there is a new edition (4th) of the basic textbook by Edward H. Shortliffe. Please ensure you purchase the 4th edition. It is available in hardcover and electronic form.
Dr. Jennie Lou is Professor and Director of the Biomedical Informatics Program, Professor of Public Health, and Professor of Internal Medicine at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Dr. Lou received her education and training from FuDan University in China and McMaster University in Canada. She will serve as the Director of the AMIA-NSU 10x10 Program.
Dr. Lou has been a faculty member at Nova Southeastern University since 1998 and has been teaching in the areas of evidence based practice, quantitative research methods, genetics, and public health informatics. She has been actively involved in applied and academic informatics; her informatics research interests span the fields of clinical, educational, and clinical research informatics. In 2006, she was instrumental in establishing the Biomedical Informatics Program at NSU and became the founding director of the program.