Graduate programs focus on health infrastructures, learning systems

December 21, 2016  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

The U-M Medical School Department of Learning Health Sciences launched the world’s first graduate program on Health Infrastructures and Learning Systems, also known as HILS.

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 began in the fall of 2016.

Enrollment is open for three new courses during the Winter 2017 term: LHS 611, Knowledge Representation & Knowledge Management in Health; LHS 621, Implementation Sciences in Health 1; and LHS 712, Natural Language Processing on Health Data.

The Knowledge Representation & Knowledge Management in Health 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

In the Implementation Science in Health 1 course, students 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 Natural Language Processing on Health Data course explores the challenges and advances in health informatics to extract actionable information hidden in free text in electronic health records, published literature and social media.

Complete details are available online at the HILS website.