Our ability to make clinical decisions in the face of growing volumes of complex, heterogeneous data will increasingly rely on new analytical methods. This 8-week, 32-hour course, Big Data and Healthcare Analytics – A Path to Personalized Medicine”, is designed for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, public health professionals, and others seeking understand the emerging fields of personalized medicine, data science, and healthcare analytics as well as their impact on healthcare.

The Test2LearnTM component provides a hands-on opportunity for participants to investigate their own genomic data using a personal saliva-based genomic test or, alternatively, to use an anonymous dataset provided by the program. The potential for using electronic health record, omics, and other clinical data for causal discovery will also be touched on.

The Big Data and Healthcare Analytics course will be held on Thursday evenings (4:00 – 8:00 pm) from March 17 to May 16 at the University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Biomedical Informatics, 5607 Baum Blvd in Shadyside.  The site has free on-site parking, and dinner will be provided for participants at each session.

Applications will be accepted until March 1, 2016. A fee of $100.00 will be charged to help defray the costs of the course, which will be collected upon confirmation of acceptance (cash or check). Participants who attend at least 7 of the sessions will receive a Certificate of Completion, and CME and CEU credit is available.