Novel graduate programs: Health Infrastructures and Learning Systems

August 29, 2016  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

The UMMS Department of Learning Health Sciences is launching the world’s first graduate program on Health Infrastructures and Learning Systems. The HILS Ph.D. and M.S. programs aim to improve the health of individuals and populations by developing researchers and practitioners who design, implement and evaluate innovative change and continuous improvement in health systems. The first Ph.D. student cohort begins this fall.

Enrollment is open for two new courses this fall: LHS 610, Learning from Health Data: Applied Data Science in Health and LHS 650, Health Infrastructures 1.

Students in the data science course will learn foundational topics in data science focused on health care data. The health infrastructures course provides theoretical and practical perspectives on the evolution of major infrastructures, focusing in particular on health and information infrastructures.

Winter courses include LHS 621, Implementation Science in Health 1, LHS 611, Knowledge Representation and Management in Health, and LHS 712, Natural Language Processing on Health Data.

Students in the implementation science course will learn and apply principles of dissemination and implementation sciences to problems related to lack of uptake of evidence-based and informed health care practice and policy. The knowledge representation course provides an intensive introduction to methods and topics for knowledge representation and management, with an emphasis on symbolic methods and the social context of knowledge use in learning health systems. The natural language processing course explores the challenges and advanced in-health informatics to extract actionable information hidden in free text in electronic records, published literature and social media.

Complete details are available online.