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Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica. 2015 Apr-Jun;32(2):356-60.

[Development and institutionalization of the first online certificate and Master Program of Biomedical Informatics in global health in Peru].

[Article in Spanish]

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1
Facultad de Salud Pública y Administración, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Perú
2
Unidad de Bioinformática, Laboratorios de Investigación y Desarrollo, Facultad de Ciencias y Filosofía, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Perú
3
Dirección Universitaria de Informática, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Perú
4
US Naval Medical Research Unit No. 6 (NAMRU-6), Lima, Perú
5
Universidad del Cauca, Popayán, Colombia.

Abstract

Training in Biomedical Informatics is essential to meet the challenges of a globalized world. However, the development of postgraduate training and research programs in this area are scarce in Latin America. Through QUIPU: Andean Center for Training and research in Iformatics for Global Health, has developed the first Certificate and Master’s Program on Biomedical Informatics in the Andean Region. The aim of this article is to describe the experience of the program. To date, 51 students from Peru, Chile, Ecuador, Colombia and Venezuela have participated; they come from health ministries, hospitals, universities, research centers, professional associations and private companies. Seventeen courses were offered with the participation of faculty from Argentina, Chile, Colombia, USA, Mexico and Peru. This program is already institutionalized at the School of Public Health and Administration from the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia.

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26338399
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PMC5244866
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