A unique feature of this Ph.D. program is its interdisciplinary approach. The program combines the collective strengths in the participating units to offer advanced training that integrates clinical and administrative applications of information technology in medicine and health care.
The program curriculum includes core course work in human pathophysiology, databases, medical informatics and medical ethics. Students will specialize in one of the following five areas of concentration:
The curriculum consists of a common set of core courses for all tracks, required and elective courses for each individual track, and the dissertation. The purpose of the core is to ensure that all graduates of the program share a basic common knowledge in Biomedical and Health Informatics. The purpose of the tracks is to enable the students to develop significant strengths in specific sub-areas within Biomedical and Health Informatics. The courses identified in the curriculum are offered by UWM or MCW and, in some case, by both institutions. Following are descriptions of these components and their corresponding credit requirements.