Programs in Biomedical Informatics
Why would you want to major in Biomedical Informatics?
Biomedical Informatics is an emerging, rapidly expanding scientific discipline that addresses problems related to the collection, processing, analysis of vast amounts of data describing the structure and function of biological systems. Bioinformatics is a truly interdisciplinary science, combining:
- computer science
- molecular biology
Bioinformatics merges computer and information science with the study of genetic information and biological structures. Bioinformatics allows researchers to open new windows of insight into our genetic makeup, providing pathways to understanding disease processes and creating novel diagnostic and treatment strategies. There is an immense and growing need for experts in this field, in order to capitalize on the growing body of knowledge regarding the genome. A graduate of the UNO Bioinformatics program will gain a solid background in a wide variety of positions in the biomedical and biotechnology industries, for graduate study in bioinformatics or related areas and with the addition of a few courses, medical school.
The vision of this program is to develop the next generation of biomedical specialists who are uniquely positioned to advance research and practice in contemporary information and knowledge management that impact biomedical, clinical and translational research, healthcare services, healthcare practice, public health care, and healthcare delivery in general. Graduates will be able to use their preparation to apply and investigate information and communication technologies to solve problems in the related biomedical fields in a comprehensive, competitive and effective way.
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The mission of the PhD program is to prepare students with the following abilities:
- Understand the theory and application of biomedical informatics focused around the core areas of computer science, medicine, biology, and healthcare
- Knowledge of the analysis, design, development, and implementation of current and future biomedical informatics systems & technologies
- Competence in conducting and managing high quality, basic and applied research in the BMI domain
- Solid grounding in the fundamentals of academic teaching
- Strong foundation in multidisciplinary and emergent areas in biomedical informatics
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