Health Informatics Capstone

Course Description

Two-month capstone project focused on a relevant problem in health informatics theory or practice. Planning and completion of either a data-based research project or other scholarship or creative activity. Grading is by H, S, or U only. Course is eligible for an “IP” grade.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify a relevant problem related to the theory or practice of health informatics.
  • Conduct an exhaustive review of literature related to a problem in health informatics and summarize that review in writing.
  • Formulate a valid solution to a problem in health informatics, either in the form of a testable hypothesis or in the form of a scholarly activity.
  • Collect empirical data applicable to an empirical hypothesis or gather resources necessary to support scholarly activity in health informatics.
  • Complete either a data-based research study or other scholarly activity.
  • Perform a professional quality oral presentation describing the outcomes of either a research study or scholarly activity.
  • Complete a professional quality written report describing the outcome of either a research study or scholarly activity.


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