LAMP 7195: Medical Informatics

Course Availability:   2017-2018   2018-2019

General Information

Course Director:  Dr. Jimmie Stewart, III, (612) 273-5758,

Course Coordinator:  Dr. Jimmie Stewart, III, (612) 273-5758,


MS Year:  MS3 or MS4

Periods offered:  All periods

Total credits (weeks):  4

Consent requirement:  Yes

Patient care:  No

Clinical site(s):  UMN: C44 Mayo, Fairview Medical Center, Harvard Street at East River Road, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Required session attendance:  

Typical weekly schedule:  M-F, 8:30am-5:00pm, conference schedule and self-study will be discussed. No night or weekend assignments.


Required or Elective:  Elective

Limited to student type:  No

Prerequisites:  None

Course equivalency:  None

Open to visiting students:  Yes


Discipline(s):  Lab Medicine & Pathology

Description:  Medical Informatics is the use of computer, management and information sciences to solve problems in medicine, health care delivery, and medical research. Selected readings will be available, depending on student's background, interests and training. Students will work on a project under the supervision of faculty and/or fellows in the Institute of Health Informatics. The specific project will depend on mentor availability and the student's background, interests and experience. Sample projects have included: computer-assisted education for medical students or patients, computer-based medical decision support systems, creation of clinical database management systems, statistical analysis of data from clinical records, interface design for electronic health record (EHR) systems.

Course objectives:  By the end of this rotation, students will be able to:

  • describe the breadth of the discipline of clinical informatics from current literature;
  • identify informatics-related areas of personal interest and relevance;
  • plan, carry out, evaluate and write up an informatics research project;
  • recognize problems occurring during, after implementation of clinical computer applications;
  • identify avenues for possible dissemination of project;
  • discuss how project can contribute to informatics research, education and practice.


Graded components:

  • Regular attendance at worksites and conferences, as scheduled
  • Supervisor Assessment of quality of independent project and report
  • Professionalism in interactions with faculty, residents and staff

Grading scale:  H/E/S/N


An evaluation of the elective by the student will be set up in E*Value.


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