PRINCIPLES OF HEALTH INFORMATICS B

HIM5IHB

2016

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject the focus is design, management, extraction and integration of health data. Students develop practical skills in developing and maintaining fully relational health databases using national health data standards and models, and use products and report-writing packages applicable to the health field, specifically Microsoft Access and Microsoft Excel. They are introduced to the theoretical and logical principles of health database and system administration, including data warehousing and linkage, and to metadata for both healthcare client and provider identification. The subject enables students to identify the 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, 2016, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDennis Wollersheim

Class requirements

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.

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*
One 1500 word database assignment30 01, 03, 04, 05, 06
One 2-hour written examination50 03, 04, 05, 06
One 1000 word database assignment20 01, 02, 04, 05, 06