COMP06286 2020 Introduction to Health Informatics

General Details

Full Title
Introduction to Health Informatics
Transcript Title
Introduction to Health Informa
Code
COMP06286
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
COMP - Computing
Department
HEAL - Health & Nutritional Sciences
Level
06 - NFQ Level 6
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2020 - Full Academic Year 2020-21
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Padraig McGourty, Richeal Burns
Programme Membership
SG_SINFO_B07 202000 Bachelor of Science in Health and Medical Information Science SG_SINFO_C06 202000 Higher Certificate in Science in Health and Medical Information Science SG_SPRAC_E06 202000 Certificate in Practices in Health Informatics
Description

This course introduces how information technology is applied in healthcare services.It will give the student an understanding of the integration of technology, people and information from a health perspective. The student will be introduced to Electronic Health Records, their structure and the purpose of them. The student will also be introduced to some of the software systems that are used within health related disciplines. 

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

Define the basic components of informatics

2.

Understand data, information, and knowledge from a health perspective

3.

Explain the basic components of an Electronic Health Record and the purpose of it

4.

Describe the applications of informatics to health related problems

5.

List the different types of information systems used within health related disciplines

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module will be delivered using a combination of theory based online lectures, onine computer based workshops and self-study. The student's learning will be supported by a range of supplemental content available on the module page in the institutes' VLE (Moodle). This supplemental content will include notes, practical manuals and videos. 

The principles of UDL will underpin the design of all module content to ensure maximum accessibility for all learners. 

Module Assessment Strategies

The student will be assessed by means of both summative and formative assessment. The summative assessment will consist of a series of Moodle quizzes to assess the students knowledge of the theory of health informatics. The student will also complete two practical assignments around the application of informatics to health related problems.  The student will also have access to online self-assessment quizzes as part of the formative assessment. These quizzes will allow the student to monitor their own progress on the module as well as identify any knowledge gaps they may have.

Repeat Assessments

Where the student fails to achieve the pass mark in the module, they may be asked  to complete a number of practical assignments.

Indicative Syllabus

Define the basic components of informatics

  • The Foundation of Knowledge Model
  • Core Informatics Competencies

Understand data, information, and knowledge from a health perspective

  • Information
  • Information Science
  • Information Processing
  • Information Science and the Foundation of Knowledge
  • Introduction to Information Systems
  • Computer Components

Explain the basic components of an Electronic Health Record and the purpose of it

  • Components of Electronic Health Records
  • Advantages of Electronic Health Records
  • Ownership of Electronic Health Records

Describe the applications of informatics to health related problems

  • eHealth
  • mHealth
  • TeleHealth

List the different types of information systems used within health related disciplines

  • Communication Systems
  • Clinical Decision Support Systems
  • Patient Monitoring and Control
  • Population Surveillance and Public Health Informatics
  • Personalised Medicine

 

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Moodle Quizzes Continuous Assessment Assessment 30 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5
2 Application of Informatics in Health - Project 1 Project Assignment 35 % Week 7 1,2,5
3 Application of Informatics in Health - Project 2 Project Assignment 35 % Week 13 2,3,4

Online Learning Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Online Lecture Distance Learning Suite Online Lecture 1 Weekly 1.00
Workshop Distance Learning Suite Computer Based Practical 2 Weekly 2.00
Total Online Learning Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
2016-04-11 Informatics for Health Professionals Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN 9781284102635 ISBN-13 1284102637

Provides healthcare students and professionals with the foundational knowledge to integrate informatics principles into clinical practice. Key content focuses on current informatics research and practice including but not limited to: technology trends, information security advances, health information exchanges, care coordination, transition technologies, ethical and legislative aspects, social media use, mobile health, bioinformatics, knowledge management, data mining, and more. Helpful learning tools include case studies, provoking questions to prompt discussion and application of the material learned, research briefs to encourage the reader to access current research, and call-outs which focus on cutting-edge innovations, meaningful use, and patient safety.

Recommended Reading
2014-08-15 Guide to Health Informatics CRC Press
ISBN 144417049X ISBN-13 9781444170498

This essential text provides a readable yet sophisticated overview of the basic concepts of information technologies as they apply in healthcare. Spanning areas as diverse as the electronic medical record, searching, protocols, and communications as well as the Internet, Enrico Coiera has succeeded in making this vast and complex area accessible and understandable to the non-specialist, while providing everything that students of medical informatics need to know to accompany their course. Fully revised, the third edition of Guide to Health Informatics remains essential reading for all health science undergraduates, clinical health professionals, and health service managers who need to appreciate and understand the role of informatics and its associated technologies for optimal practice and service delivery.

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