Department of Biomedical Informatics

The Department of Biomedical Informatics was established in 1964 at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Since then, the department has become internationally recognized as a leader in biomedical informatics research and education. We have over 400 alumni spanning the globe, working in healthcare, academics, and private industry. We are excited to bring our experienced faculty members and cutting-edge curriculum to the Songdo Campus in Incheon, South Korea.

Admissions Eligibility

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally-accredited university or college
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • CV/Resume
  • Personal Statement
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • College transcripts
  • An official English language test score as follows*:
    • 6.5 on the IELTS
    • 80 on the TOEFL iBT
    • 550 on the TOEFL pBT (paper-based)

*Test date must be within two years of admission for scores to be valid. For more information about the Graduate English Proficiency, visit the website.

Key Dates For Fall 2017

  • Early Application Deadline: May 1st, 2017 (decisions delivered early June)
  • Regular Application Deadline: July 1st, 2017 (decisions delivered early Aug)
  • Click here to apply (Application System will be open soon)
  • To learn more about 2017 Fall Semester, visit Open House, on 9 March 2017, Songdo Campus, Incheon, Korea. Please see the invitation in English or Korean.

Curriculum Overview

Improve health by applying computer and information sciences to manage information and learn from data. Graduates of the “Applied Clinical Informatics” program will be prepared for industry or health system positions as data managers, health informaticists, or data scientists/analysts across myriad organizations. The coursework directly informs informatics practice in healthcare settings, including human factors, standards and terminologies, computer programming, and clinical systems implementation. The Curriculum is divided in 5 core courses to take during the first year and 6 Clinical Informatics focus courses:

Core Courses

Foundations of Healthcare Informatics
Medicine for Science & Engineers
Introduction to Programming
Terminologies and Standards

Clinical Informatics Courses:

Medical Decision-Making and Knowledge Engineering
Biomedical Intro to Information Extraction Engineering
Human System Interaction & Cognitive Theories
Organizational Behavior and Management
Clinical Database Design
Clinical Information Systems Architecture
  • Classes will be offered with assistive technology, comprising online lectures from global experts and on-campus hands-on activities. Course Instructors will travel from the Utah campus to the Asia campus for two weeks, and two local faculty will guide students on campus.
  • Degree Requirements: A passing grade in each course, a Capstone project, and a Final exam
  • The capstone project requires a paper related to an approved practicum or can be a literature review on an approved topic of interest to the student.

Tuition and Fees

  • Cost of tuition – $16,000 per year
  • Students are eligible for a scholarship of $1,000 per semester with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • All costs are subject to change without notice and are expected to increase annually.

Contact Us

For faculty and general questions
Younghee Lee, PhD | | +1 801-581-3673

For curriculum questions
Damian Borbolla, MD | | +1 801-581-4080

For administrative questions
Joe Taylor, MBA | | +1 801-213-3364