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Offered for students completing the Introduction to Health IT & Informatics elective and seeking to expand to more advanced topics in Biomedical Informatics and Technology. Topics are drawn from: principles of biomedical data representation, software design, standardization of terminology and communication, clinical decision support, mathematical modeling, clinical information systems, genetics/genomics, the use of literature and molecular sequence databases, human-computer interaction, imaging informatics, natural language processing, big data, the cloud, public health informatics, and telehealth, and various areas pertaining to leading methods in biomedical research and development supported by an understanding of advanced biomedical informatics concepts.

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Heather LeBrun (heather.lebrun@indstate.edu)

Director: James Brent Orndorff, MSHI, HIM

Campus: Terre Haute

Location: IUSM - Terre Haute

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Demonstrate an understanding of how to bring informatics solutions to bear on care delivery and research challenges(PBLI1)

  • 2) Demonstrate knowledge of advanced concepts encountered in any sub-disciplines of Biomedical Informatics (PBLI1)
  • 3) Demonstrate new skills utilizing and/or design of medical software and technologies (PBLI1)
  • 4) Demonstrate understanding of how the utilization of contemporary informatics methods can extend therapy in preventive care, the management of chronic conditions, and application of advanced knowledge toward quality improvement programs for both individual and population health (PC4)


  • Professional Development Evaluation Form.(The student's comprehension will be assessed through the use of Canvas online discussion with faculty and peers via Adobe Connect, weekly examination, group discussion assignments, and a final research paper submission covering an approved advanced topic in Biomedical Informatics. Assessment will be completed by the course director / lecturer, James "Brent"" Orndorff or any future TA should the need arise)."

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 4th year status; Introduction to Health IT and Informatics

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 40

Time Distribution: 75%Library/Research; 25% Lecture/Seminar

Elective Type Category: PD - Professional Development

Notes and Enrollment Information:

Add/Drop Contact Person: Heather LeBrun (heather.lebrun@indstate.edu) THIS ELECTIVE DOES NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE INITIAL SENIOR MATCH. Must check with Clinical Coordinator, Heather LeBrun , for availability at (heather.lebrun@indstate.edu), 812-237-2401. Student must have reliable access to computer (or mobile device) and high-speed internet to enroll. Limited to 4 student minimum and 20 student maximum. 14 days notice preferred for enrollment. Will allow last minute adds as available.

Third Year Elective? No

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None

Service Learning Included: None