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2012-2013 Graduate Catalog 
2012-2013 Graduate Catalog Archived Catalog

Biomedical Informatics Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

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The Department of Computer Science, in conjunction with the School of Nursing and the Department of Mathematics, offers a Certificate in Biomedical Informatics. The program is intended to provide skilled individuals with the technical policy and vocabulary knowledge necessary to successfully convert medical-based data into information useful for members of the healthcare community. Eighteen (18) semester hours of graduate credit is required to complete the certificate program.

Admission Requirements

Students admitted to the certificate program will be required to meet admissions standards for the UTC Graduate School. In addition, they must be able or willing to acquire basic skills in statistics and programming consistent with an introductory computer programming course. Since students working toward the certificate will do so in a prescribed order, they will have the time to acquire basic programming courses for credit or could attend an on-line course.

Total: 18 hours

Additional Information and Notes

The courses, NURS 5120, CPSC 5420, Approved 3 Hour Graduate Statistics Course*, CPSC 5440, NURS 5510, and CPSC 5950r must be completed within six calendar years at UTC with a B cumulative average in the courses applied to the certificate program and grades of C or better in each course.


*Sample Description of an Approved Graduate Statistics Course

An intermediate graduate statistics course suitable for students in a variety of health and science disciplines. The course will cover descriptive and inferential statistics, including parametric and non-parametric hypothesis testing methods, sample size, statistical significance and power, survival curve analysis, relative risk, and odds ratios. Data will be analyzed using SAS statistical software. Prerequisite: CPSC 5420 .

Application of Credits toward M.S. Programs

Courses completed as part of the certificate will count toward a Master of Science degree in Computer Science provided that the student qualifies for admission to the Computer Science Master’s degree program. Note: CPSC 5950r will count as a computer science elective and not as the final project/thesis for the M.S. degree.

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