Ph.D. Curriculum, Biomedical Informatics

The Ph.D. in Medical Sciences with a concentration Biomedical Informatics is a minimum 90-credit-hour degree program, with at least 39 credits specific to the BMI concentration.

Course Title Credits
Core – All Required (20 credits)
GMS 6803 Data Science for Clinical Research 3 Letter-grade
GMS 6804 Translational Bioinformatics 3 Letter-grade
GMS 6805 Introduction to Applied Ontology 3 Letter-grade
GMS 6850 Foundations of Biomedical Informatics 3 Letter-grade
GMS 7877 Responsible Conduct of Biomedical Research (Formerly GMS 7003) 1 Letter-grade
GMS 6806 Security and Privacy in Clinical Research 3 Letter-grade
GMS 7887 HOBI PhD Research Seminar (2 credits/summer semesters during years 1 & 2) 4 S/U
Foundation Courses – Select 3 courses (6 credits)
GMS 6856 Introduction to Biomedical Natural Language Processing 3 Letter-grade
BME 6938 Introduction to Biomedical Image Analysis and Imaging Informatics 3 Letter-grade
CEN 5035 Software Engineering 3 Letter-grade
COP 5725 Database Management Systems 3 Letter-grade
GMS 6822 Measuring and Analyzing Health Outcomes 3 Letter-grade
GMS 7866 Principles of Referent Tracking in Biomedical Informatics 3 Letter-grade
PHC 6405 Theoretical Foundations of Public Health/ PHC 6001: Principles of Epidemiology in Public Health/ Other relevant graduate level course if approved by the program director 3 Letter-grade
Statistics Courses –  Select 1 course (3 credits)
STA 6166 Statistical Methods in Research 3 Letter-grade
STA 6826 Stochastic Processes I 3 Letter-grade
PHC 6050 Biostatistical Methods 3 Letter-grade
PHC 6052 Introduction to Biostatistical Methods 3 Letter-grade
PHC 6053 Regression Methods for the Health and Life Sciences 3 Letter-grade
Advanced Electives – 11 credits subject to mentor approval including but not limited to suggestions below
CAP 5100 Human-Computer Interaction 3 Letter-grade
CAP 5510 Bioinformatics 3 Letter-grade
CAP 5635 Artificial Intelligence Concepts 3 Letter-grade
CAP 6610 Machine Learning 3 Letter-grade
COP 5725 Database Management Systems 3 Letter-grade
COT 5405 Analysis of Algorithms 3 Letter-grade
COT 5615 Mathematics for intelligent Systems 3 Letter-grade
COP 5618 Concurrent Programming 3 Letter-grade
BME 6938 Machine Learning for Health and Biomedical Applications 3 Letter-grade
STA 6167 Statistical Methods in Research 3 Letter-grade
GMS 7093 Introduction to Clinical and Translational Research 2 Letter-grade
STA 5325 Fundamentals of Probability 3 Letter-grade
Research Credits (50 credits)
GMS 7979 & GMS 7980 Advanced Research

Research for Doctoral Dissertation

50 S/U
Total:

(90 credits minimum)