Domain Elective Courses: 19 units minimum of domain electives course work is required.

The UC Davis Health Informatics program works with several graduate schools to offer additional domain courses, not listed below. These are available with approval of the student’s academic advisor.

MHI 207 — Medical Decision Support

Units: 4
Instructor: Prabhu Shankar, M.D., M.S.
Clinical Informatician
Assistant Adjunct Professor  School of Medicine, Department of Public Health Sciences  Division of Health Informatics

Course description: Course explores decision support systems for medical application. Topics include medical decision making, uncertainty, review of existing decision support systems, knowledge engineering, data mining, and knowledge based systems.

MHI 208 — Health Informatics in Web-Based Enterprise

Units: 4
Instructor: Mark J. Carroll, M.P.H.
Director, Health Informatics   School of Medicine, Department of Public Health Sciences  Division of Health Informatics
Health Science Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Course description: The purpose of the course is to introduce the student to the decision making processes and technologies that are involved in developing web-based distributed enterprise applications in medicine. With a focus on the informatician's role as a team member.

MHI 212 — Computer Security in Health Informatics

Units: 2
Instructor: Sean Peisert, Ph.D.
Associate Adjunct Professor, Department of Computer Science
Staff Scientist, Computational Research Division   Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Course description: Critical thinking about basic concepts in computer security and privacy. How the computer security and privacy impact health informatics, ranging from electronic health records to telemedicine to remote, virtual surgery.

MHI 289E — Clinical Knowledge for the Health Informaticist

Units: 3
Instructor: TBD

Course description: Basic clinical knowledge for health informatics students. Human systems, disease states and conditions, treatments and prognosis.

MHI 289F — Database and Knowledge Management

Units: 4
Instructor: Nicholas Anderson, Ph.D.
Chair, Health Informatics Graduate Group
Associate Professor and Division Chief Health Informatics  Department of Public Health Sciences
Director of Informatics Research, UC Davis Health
Cardiff Professor of Informatics

Course description: Introduces the student to the relational database concepts of normalization, SQL queries and interface design. Students start with basic text filed requirements and go through the process of sequential development of a logical data model followed by normalization to a 3rd normal form and implementation of a physical data model.

MHI 289H — Virtual Reality, Simulation and Robotics

Units: 4
Instructor: Alberto Odor, M.D.
Adjunct Professor, Health Informatics Graduate Group and Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

Course description: Introduces the student to how modern computer graphics have led to VR-Sim-Rob applications, how they are modifying the teaching of medicine and in some cases, the diagnosis and treatment of patients.

MHI 289I — Programming in Health Informatics

Units: 3
Instructor: TBD

Course description: Basics of computer programming essential to the study of informatics. Impacts on systems within healthcare, public health, nursing, research, and others.

Courses are offered quarterly

F =  Fall, W =  Winter, S = Spring, Su = Summer