PRINCIPLES OF HEALTH INFORMATICS A

HIM4IHA

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students are introduced to the purpose, scope and functionalities of healthcare information systems. Students develop skills in health software, and health systems development and management, in applied clinical environments including primary 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 to exemplify theory and applications,such as patient appointment and recall systems.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorEsther Munyisia

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Co-taught with HIM3HIA

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 health systems in the context of their application, and create models using standard modelling tools such as Unified Modelling Language (UML), software use cases, and data flow diagrams.

Activities:
Discuss the application of health systems and present use case diagrams and data flow diagrams based on group specific health related case studies.

02. Identify and summarise health organisational systems requirements from system models.

Activities:
Generate software requirements for one of the above-mentioned case studies

03. Create reports and user interfaces compliant with interface design principles.

Activities:
Design reports and user interfaces for a health care case study.

04. Compare and contrast healtlh computer system architecture choices, and choose appropriate architectures.

Activities:
Present on systems architecture issues as applied to a health care case study.

05. Design and justify systems maintenance and support procedures.

Activities:
Present on systems maintenance and support procedures as applied to a case study.

06. Generate a software business case, categorising and weighing alternatives, justifying decisions.

Activities:
Write a software business case for a health case study.

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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 online.

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 should not be scheduled in Weeks 17-19 because students are on Professional Practice placement during these weeks"

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: 15 - 15
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 15 to week 15 and delivered via online.

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"

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 online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1500 word individual assignment A20 01
one 2-hour final examination40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
one team assignment of 800 words per student in the team20 06
One 1500 word individual assignment B20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06