HEALTH INFORMATICS A

HIM3HIA

2018

Credit points: 15

This subject addresses La Trobe's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Essential. Innovation and Entrepreneurship is about using your creativity to generate new ideas, understand and solve complex problems and thrive in a fast-changing world.

Subject outline

In this subject students are introduced to the purpose, scope and functionalities of healthcare information systems. Students develop skills in using and evaluating health software, and in health systems development and management, in applied clinical and health administrative environments including primary care and acute care. Students are introduced to methods of specifying systems and determining system feasibility. They learn systems analysis using the software design lifecycle, including: health use-cases; systems requirements; data flow and storage design; report and screen design; and systems implementation, maintenance, security and operation. The subject focuses on #small# systems, such as patient appointment and recall systems, to exemplify theory and applications.  This subject addresses La Trobe's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Essential. Innovation and Entrepreneurship entails developing the ability to tackle problems creatively, generating new ideas, taking calculated risks and creating change to achieve ambitions - now and in the future.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDennis Wollersheim

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Co-taught with HIM4IHA

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsSystems Analysis and DesignPrescribedShelly, G.B., Cashman, T.J., and Rosenblatt, H.J., 20129TH EDN, BOSTON: COURSE TECHNOLOGY

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Analyse systems relevant to health data and information

Activities:
Design and present systems analysis tools based on group specific health related case studies

02. Generate business cases for health informatics systems

Activities:
Design and present business cases

03. Creatively solve problems using health informatics

Activities:
Discuss a variety of health informatics problems and solutions, enumerate and describe problems related to a case study, iteratively create solutions

04. Analyse and create software use-cases and basic data flow diagrams using software modelling tools such as Unified Modelling Language (UML).

Activities:
Read, describe, and generate artifacts related to these tools.

05. Design appropriate interfaces for health-specific information environments using industry standard report and user interface design principles.

Activities:
Critique user interfaces, generate user interface specifications.

06. Analyse case studies with respect to health system architecture, operate and support issues.

Activities:
Read architecture descriptions, create architecture plans, generate operation and support plans, including testing, documentation and training.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEsther Munyisia

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Classes not scheduled in Weeks 17-19 because students are on Professional Practice placement during these weeks"

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Classes not scheduled in Weeks 17-19 because students are on Professional Practice placement during these weeks"

Lecture Week: 15 - 15
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 15 to week 15 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students have an extra class in weeks 15 and 21 as they have no classes during weeks 17-19 when they are on placement"

WorkShop Week: 15 - 15
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 15 to week 15 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students have an extra class in weeks 15 and 21 as they have no classes during weeks 17-19 when they are on placement"

Lecture Week: 21 - 21
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 21 to week 21 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students have an extra class in weeks 15 and 21 as they have no classes during weeks 17-19 when they are on placement"

WorkShop Week: 21 - 21
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 21 to week 21 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students have an extra class in weeks 15 and 21 as they have no classes during weeks 17-19 when they are on placement"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1500 individual assignment - Business case analysis based on group generated case study30 01, 02, 04
Five 10-minute, bi-weekly case study-based mini presentations (1,000-words total/student)20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
one 2-hour Final Examination50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06