PRINCIPLES OF HEALTH INFORMATICS A

HIM4IHA

2015

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-ordinatorDennis Wollersheim

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

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

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
ReadingsSystems Analysis and DesignPrescribedShelly, G.B., Cashman, T.J., and Rosenblatt, H.J., 20117TH EDN, BOSTON: COURSE TECHNOLOGY

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Analyse health systems and create models using standard modelling tools such as Unified Modelling Language (UML), software use cases, and entity relationship (ER) and data flow diagrams.

Activities:
Present use case diagrams, ER diagrams, and data flow diagrams in class based on group specific health related case studies
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Communication (Communication)
Speaking (Speaking)

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

Activities:
Generate software requirements for one of the above-mentioned case studies
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Speaking (Speaking)
Communication (Communication)
Writing (Writing)
Teamwork (Teamwork)

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

Activities:
Design reports and user interfaces for a health care case study.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Speaking (Speaking)
Writing (Writing)
Communication (Communication)

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.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Writing (Writing)
Communication (Communication)
Speaking (Speaking)
Teamwork (Teamwork)

05. Design and justify systems maintenance and support procedures.

Activities:
Present on systems maintenance and support procedures as applied to a case study.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Writing (Writing)
Communication (Communication)
Speaking (Speaking)
Teamwork (Teamwork)

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

Activities:
Write a software business case for a health case study.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Communication (Communication)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Writing (Writing)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDennis Wollersheim

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 11 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students to complete one 1-hour tutorial and one 1-hour seminar per week."

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.

Lecture Week: 10 - 10
One 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 10 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
five 15-minute, bi-weekly health case study-based presentations450-individual equivalent words each20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
one 2-hour final examination60 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
one 800-individual word health information business case analysis group report20 06