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Graduate Minor in Biomedical Informatics

Master and doctoral students who wish to pursue interdisciplinary training in biomedical informatics will now be able to complete a graduate minor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics. This program utilizes coursework in the department and allows individuals to specialize their training in a number of biomedical informatics sub disciplines, including clinical informatics, bioinformatics, and public health informatics.

Individuals interested in this program should follow the following steps: 

  1. In conjunction with their major program advisor, graduate students should determine the appropriateness of pursuing a graduate minor in biomedical informatics and how best to incorporate it into their major program of study. 
  2. Graduate students must complete and submit a Graduate Minor form at gradforms.osu.edu. The form serves as the application to enroll. Once submitted the form is electronically directed to our education program manager and the chair of our graduate studies coordinating committee (BMI-GSCC) for review. The student’s major program advisor also receives an e-mail notice that the form was submitted. 
  3. If the student is accepted into the graduate minor program, the chair of our BMI-GSCC program approves the electronic program form. This action will route the form to the Graduate School for additional processing. 
  4. Once the Graduate School approves the request, the student will receive a confirmation e-mail. 
  5. The student must adhere to the curriculum of the BMI graduate minor program as indicated on the program form in Gradforms.osu.edu and as outlined below in the curriculum guide. If changes in the approved curriculum are necessary, the student must have any change approved by the chair of the BMI-GSCC, who in turn will directly notify the Graduate School. Departures from the approved minor program could result in the specialization not appearing on the student's transcript. 
  6. Upon completion of the BMI graduate minor program, the student must go back into gradforms.osu.edu to complete the minor transcript designation form for final review. Once approved by both the BMI-GSCC chair and the Graduate School, the designation will be posted to the student’s academic record. 

Proposed Curriculum

​​Required Coursework​ ​​

​9 Credits
​Course ID Course Number Credit Hours
BMI 5710 Introduction to Biomedical Informatics ​3 Credits
BMI 5740 Introduction to Research Informatics ​3 Credits
​BMI 5760 ​Public Health Informatics 3 Credits
​Elective Coursework ​ 6 Credits
​BMI 5000, 7000, or 8000 Level Elective ​Chosen from the Electives Listing ​3 Credits
BMI 7000 or 8000 Level Elective Chosen from the Electives Listing ​3 Credits

​​​Available Coursework for Electives​ ​ ​

​Course ID Course Name Credit Hours
​BMI 5720 ​Introduction to Imaging Informatics ​3 Credits
​BMI 5730 ​Introduction to Bioinformatics ​3 Credits
​BMI 5750 ​​Methods in Biomedical Informatics and Data Science ​3 Credits
​BMI 5770 ​Health Analytics ​3 Credits
​BMI 5793 ​Private Studies in Biomedical Informatics ​3 Credits
​BMI 7810 ​Design &Methodological Studies in Biomedical Informatics ​3 Credits
​BMI 7820 ​Advanced Topics in Clinical Imaging Analysis ​3 Credits
​BMI 7830 ​Bioinformatics Approaches to Human Diseases ​3 Credits
​BMI 7840 ​Advanced Topics in Biomedical Data Management ​3 Credits
​BMI 8193 ​Private Studies in Biomedical Informatics ​1 - 6 Credits
​BMI 8030.01 ​Special Topics in Data Science ​1 - 6 Credits
​BMI 8040.02 ​Special Topics in Clinical and Translational Informatics ​1 - 6 Credits
​BMI 8050.03 ​Special Topics in Computational Biology & Bioinformatics ​1 - 6 Credits

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