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Elective Title: 93ZM720 — MEDICAL INFORMATICS


This course will expose students to medical informatics as a unique discipline. It will reinforce fundamental concepts related to medical informatics and medical technologies. Students will be required to attend regularly scheduled informatics sessions with faculty and fellows; complete four informatics modules; and additional work as arranged by the course coordinator.

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: J.T. Finnell (jfinnell@regenstrief.org)

Director: John Finnell, M.D.

Campus: Indianapolis

Location: Regenstrief Institute (Indianapolis)

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Describe some of the core principles in Biomedical informatics (PBLI1)
  • 2) Analyze the literature relevant to their career path to formulate decision support tools (PBLI1)
  • 3) Design and create a data model for their specific project (PBLI1)
  • 4) Summarize public health data and formulate questions these data sets can answer (PBLI1)


  • Professional Development Evaluation Form; (Students will submit their assignments into IU's learning management system (Canvas). Assignments will be reviewed by the course faculty for completeness and to provide a framework for discussion in order to augment the students knowledge).

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 3rd or 4th year status

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 20

Time Distribution: 60% Library; 30% Lecture/Seminar; 10% Research

Elective Type Category: PD - Professional Development

Notes and Enrollment Information:

Add/Drop Contact Person: J.T. Finnell (jfinnell@regenstrief.org)

Third Year Elective? Yes

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None

Service Learning Included: None