Search Google Appliance


Biomedical Informatics Program

Portland State University and Oregon Health & Science University offer an accelerated, collaborative degree program in Biomedical Informatics. Designed for high achieving freshmen, students in this program combine Portland State and OHSU courses to receive both a B.S. Computer Science degree and a Master of Science in Biomedical Informatics degree at the end of five years.

Biomedical Informatics is an interdisciplinary science which combines knowledge of biology, computer science, informatics and information engineering to manage health and biomedical information.

Modern medicine has spawned this new spectrum of interdisciplinary scientists who have a combined understanding of computer and biological sciences in order to advance research and medical discovery at unprecedented rates and levels.

Biomedical Informatics played a leading role in research successes such as the mapping of human genes, also known as the human genome project. Projects of this type require data analysis and computing expertise as well as medical research talent to analyze and manage billions of data elements. Scientists and scientific institutes around the globe now include these technology experts as leading contributors to advanced research teams. The field of biomedical informatics is a fast growing and highly sought area in medical science.

According to Merriam Webster, informatics is "the collection, classification, storage, retrieval, and dissemination of recorded knowledge treated both as a pure and as an applied science." Biomedical Informatics is an interdisciplinary field which combines knowledge of biology, computer science, informatics and information engineering to assist in the management of health and biomedical information. Click here for more information.