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MED265: Informatics in Clinical Environments

Course Director: Robert El-Kareh, MD, MPH ; Additional Instructor: Amy Sitapati, MD

When and Where:  Spring Quarter 2021, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m., March 30 to June 5, 2021.  Class sessions will be held via Zoom.

Course Overview:  This course is designed to give students an introduction to various clinical environments within our healthcare system, the flow of information within these environments and to medical vocabulary. Clinicians and other professionals will provide an overview of each clinical site. In addition, each week, we will visit a site to experience how information is used to deliver patient care. Students will also develop an informatics or quality improvement project and briefly present the project to the class.

Grading Policies:  Course grades will be based on:

  1. Participation in classroom discussions (30%)
  2. Participation in clinical site visits (30%)
  3. Weekly homework assignments (20%)
  4. Project proposal (20%)

Textbook: Chamber. The Language of Medicine, 10th Edition. Saunders 2013.