School Of Computer, Data And Mathematical Sciences

Introduction to Health InformaticsWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 300566.3


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 2

Credit Points: 10

Assumed Knowledge
Familiarity with use of common business software, eg word proceesing, spreadsheets, database.

Equivalent Units
700258 - Introduction to Health Informatics (WSTC)

About this Unit
This introductory unit aims to give the student an insight into the key knowledge and skill set required in the emerging domain of Health Informatics. Critical topics include: The Australian healthcare system, health care improvement modelling, health information systems and management, paper-based v's electronic health records, clinical documentation and data quality, health information management, consumer information security, privacy and ethics, decision support and clinical delivery support systems, healthcare data representation and interchange standards, telehealth and Information Communication technologies (ICT). This will be complemented by practical exercises and assessment support sessions. Through these experiences students will gain an understanding of the application of ICT to the healthcare domain and the skills necessary to play a pivotal role in the design and delivery of healthcare systems and health information management.

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