Module/Course Description

Course Title: Healthcare Informatics

Course Code: UU-HCM-2015-UG

Programme: Bachelor of Arts in Healthcare Management - BL

Credits: 4.00

Course Description:

Course/Module Description:

Health Informatics is information engineering applied to the field of health care, essentially the management and use of patient healthcare information. It is a multidisciplinary field that uses health information technology (HIT) to improve health care via any combination of higher quality, higher efficiency.

Course/Module Objectives:

The main objectives of the course are:

  1. To immerse students in the field of health informatics where they will examine key issues (Information theory, the Electronic and Personal Health Record, Human factors, Governance, Uses, Management, Data representation, and Interoperability)
  2. To critically debate the key methods used in health informatics, and how to select among them.

Course/Module Learning Outcomes:

After completion of the course students are expected to be able:

  1. To discuss health informatics governance and how it is applied
  2. To apply relevant information theory to the design and evaluation of health care information systems
  3. To critically debate the important challenges currently faced by individuals seeking to improve health in the five health domains, and discuss how information resources, properly deployed, can help address these challenges
  4. To assess and evaluate health care information systems as well as use, and critically evaluate key theories that underpin health care informatics.




Prerequisites: UU-BA-IND100-UG

Prerequisites Categories: Year 1

Typical Module duration: 4.0


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