The College of St. Scholastica is offering a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) at no cost. The course: Exploration of SNOMED CT Basics begins April 20. Registration is open until May 18, and the course needs to be fully completed by June 15.
This eight-week course explores the basic structure and uses of SNOMED CT. Instructional materials are featured from the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation (IHTSDO) and supplemented with learning activities, discussion forum for information exchange and instructor support.This course provides information about the use of SNOMED CT in healthcare technology applications leveraging the recently published Starter Guide from IHTSDO.
Value-added instruction including lectures, self-testing assessments, exercises and resources are provided within the course structure.
Dr. Grove is an adjunct clinical professor in the Health Informatics graduate program. He currently is teaching a course on the principles and uses of the SNOMED clinical terminology. Dr. Grove holds a PhD in Health Informatics from the University of Minnesota where he developed an ontology model for application in the Traumatic Brain Injury rehabilitative domain. He also completed a year as a National Library of Medicine (NLM) post-doctoral fellow in medical informatics at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) where he developed an ontology for the craniomaxillofacial surgical clinical domain. He is currently a consultant for Accenture where he works on clinical terminology and Semantic Web projects.
Each unit features one or more self-assessment tools for self-assessment, using practice exercises for knowledge acquisition.