Thursday, January 14, 2010

Revised IMIA Education Recommendations Published

Revised IMIA Education Recommendations Published

The International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) have recently published revised recommendations on Education in Biomedical and Health Informatics. It can be downloaded from the Schattauer web site

The 16 page document is the culmination of several years work by experts from around the world and provides the first update since the IMIA guidelines were first published in 1999. It includes a review of major publications in the field and tries to draw together developments from significant fields and applies these to identify the knowledge and skills needed in the area. The recommendations focus on the educational preparation needed for specialists in Biomedical and Health Informatics, but also suggests areas and competencies for Continuing Professional Development courses and initial education for clinicians.

I am not aware of any programme which achieves everything that is recomended, but dows provide a useful basis for those developing or revisiong educational provision in the area.

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