There are many graduate course offerings related to (bio)medical informatics at UCLA. The core courses are listed below.
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|Bioengineering 220 (Core faculty)
Intro to Medical & Imaging Informatics
Students are exposed to foundational concepts of computation and analytical thinking that are needed to solve problems in medical and imaging informatics. An overview of concepts across subfields of informatics is given. An understanding of the healthcare system and the opportunities and pitfalls of working with observational clinical and imaging data is provided.
|Bioengineering 224A (Taira)
Physics & Informatics of Imaging
Overview of conventional imaging modalities. Physical principles of image formation for projectional, computed radiography (CR), computed tomography (CT), basic magnetic resonance (MR), and ultrasound (US). Informatics issues related to representation and modeling of images (e.g., DICOM data models), image management.
|Bioengineering M226 (Taira)
Medical Knowledge Representation
Data structures for organizing and reasoning with medical information and knowledge, including: conceptual graphs, ontologies, (logical) frames, rule-bases. Temporal models in medicine. Deterministic vs. probabilistic frameworks (e.g., belief networks, hidden Markov models) for decision support. Current methods for formal knowledge specification in different clinical domains.
|Bioengineering M227 (Bui)
Medical Information Infrastructures
An introductory course on healthcare information systems and current standards. An overview of standards and architectures (e.g., client/server; high performance computing; cloud computing; web and service oriented architectures), databases, and conventional information systems comprising EHRs.
|Bioengineering M228 (Hsu, Sayre)
Medical Decision Making & Reasoning
|Bioengineering M224B (Arnold, Speier)
Advances in Imaging Informatics
Introductory IR course with emphasis on biomedical datasets. Overview of IR concepts will be presented. Illustrative examples drawn from the biomedical informatics literature will be highlighted as practical use-cases for conceptual material. Advanced applications, including case-based reasoning and automatic summarization will be covered.
|Bioengineering 223A (Core faculty)
|Bioengineering 223B (Core faculty)
|Bioengineering 223C (Core faculty)