The Department of Biomedical Informatics, within the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is home to graduate degree programs in biomedical informatics. The graduate degree programs in Biomedical Informatics includes a Doctorate of Philosophy, Master of Science, a Professional Master’s degree and a Graduate Certificate. The four specialty tracks include:
- Clinical Informatics – Generating, managing and using information and information systems in health care settings.
- Clinical Research Informatics – The use of data to design, conduct and report clinical studies.
- Imaging Informatics – The acquisition, management and processing of clinical images in healthcare and research.
- Translational Bioinformatics – Leveraging information at the molecular and cellular levels to improve human health.
The educational goals of the program are specific to each educational level. At the certificate level, the goals are to deepen knowledge and increase skills, ability to apply biomedical informatics principles and methods within an area of practice and to conceptualize, plan, conduct and report an applied Biomedical Informatics project.
At the professional level, the educational goals include those at the certificate level and expand on them to include the ability to productively work as a member of an interdisciplinary team and to continue professional career development. Students completing the professional master’s degree will possess the knowledge and skills necessary to sit for the relevant professional certification exam.
The Master of Science educational goals include those at the professional master’s level plus gaining the ability to participate in and manage research processes in the relevant area of Biomedical Informatics.
Educational goals at the doctoral level include those at the Master of Science level and add to them the ability to pose compelling scientific questions and new methods in Biomedical Informatics and to design, conduct and report the research that answers them.