HEALTH INFORMATICS B

HIM3HIB

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The focus of this subject is the design, management, extraction and integration of health data. Students will gain practical skills in developing and maintaining fully relational health databases and in using national health data standards and models. Specialised products and report-writing packages applicable to the health field, specifically Microsoft Access and Microsoft Excel, will be taught. Theoretical and logical principles of health database and system administration will be introduced, including data warehousing and linkage and the application of metadata for healthcare client and provider identification. The subject enables students to identify significant institutions and stakeholders in the health IT industry and introduces them to new directions in health informatics.

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 conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsNew perspectives on Microsoft Access 2010: comprehensiveRecommended Joseph J. Adamski, Kathleen T. Finnegan2011 Course Technology

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply national health data standards and models for data storage design

Activities:
View and work with a variety of national health data examples
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

02. Manipulate health data in spreadsheet formats.

Activities:
Manipulate a variety of health data in spreadsheet formats.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

03. Construct, enter data, and build queries and reports in a current database.

Activities:
Construct, enter data, and build queries and reports in four databases.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

04. Apply basic database design principles to database construction

Activities:
Apply theory to construct, enter data, and build queries and reports in four databases.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

05. Summarise and extract data from aggregated morbidity and healthcare administrative data from Department of Health state-/territory-wide or national morbidity datasets.

Activities:
View and and manipulate data in standard formats
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDennis Wollersheim

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Laboratory Class Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Create a health database - Assignment 1, 1200 words equivalent30 01, 03, 04, 05
Create Health Database Reports - Assignment 2, 800 words equivalent20 01, 03, 04, 05
Final Examinaition - two hours50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05