PRINCIPLES OF HEALTH INFORMATICS B

HIM5IHB

2015

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 StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites HIM4IHA

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Use national health data standards and models

Activities:
Access database assignment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Manipulate health data in spreadsheets

Activities:
Practice working with spreadsheets in labs
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Construct, enter data, and build queries and reports in current database (i.e. Microsoft Access)

Activities:
Access database assignment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Know basic database design principles

Activities:
Database assignment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

05. Use state-wide, Department of Health morbidity datasets: eg Victorian Admitted Episodes Dataset (VAED); Elective Surgery Information System (ESIS); Victorian Emergency Minimum Database (VEMD); and Patient Reporting System Version 2 (PRS2)

Activities:
Database assignment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

06. Identify significant institutions, companies and stakeholders (and their products) in the information technology industry in health

Activities:
Lectures
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDennis Wollersheim

Class requirements

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

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.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Assignment - Create a database in MS Access - 1500 words equivalent30 01, 03, 04, 05, 06
Examination - 2 hours50 03, 04, 05, 06
Assignment - Complex reports from MS Access database - 1000 words equivalent20 01, 02, 04, 05, 06