School Of Computer, Data And Mathematical Sciences

Introduction to Health Informatics (WSTC)Western Sydney University Unit Code: 700258.2


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 2

Credit Points: 10

Equivalent Units
300566 - Introduction to Health Informatics

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled at Western Sydney University, The College. Students enrolled in the Extended Diploma courses must have passed 40 credit points in order to enrol in this unit. Students enrolled in the combined Diploma/Bachelor courses listed below must pass all College Preparatory units listed in the course structure before progressing to the Year 2 units.

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 ICT technologies. 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.

6038.1Diploma/Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology (Health Information Management)CURRENT
7141.1Diploma in Information and Communications Technology (Health Information Management) ExtendedCURRENT
7164.1Diploma in Information and Communications Technology (Health Information Management)(exit only)CURRENT


A7173.1WSTC Information and Communications Technology (HealthInfoMgmt) Ext - Recent School LeaverCURRENT
A7174.1WSTC Information and Communications Technology (HealthInfoMgmt) Ext - Non-CredentialedCURRENT
A7175.1WSTC Information and Communications Technology (HealthInfMgmt) Extened - InternationalCURRENT

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