HEALTH INFORMATICS C

HIM4HIC

2017

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will use the principles of health systems analysis and design learned in previous subjects to explore technical requirements and processes surrounding the introduction of electronic health records (EHRs). Using an enquiry-based learning approach, students will develop an in-depth understanding of design, structural and operational issues related to EHRs such as: EHR structures and architectures; hybrid formats; interoperability; privacy and security; person and provider identification; clinical terminologies; and clinical decision-support systems (CDSS) and other protocol-based 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

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Describe the recent evolution of and current policy related to the electronic health record (EHR), along with supporting technologies, both in Australia and other selected countries

Activities:
Lectures, Readings, Discussion
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

02. Apply EHR standards, architectures and structures in health service implementations, including terminologies (SNOMED), structures (OpenEHR archetypes), communications (HL7), and security (public key infrastructure).

Activities:
Lectures, tutorial activities, exam

03. Apply structure query language (SQL) to select and extract clinical and administrative health data

Activities:
Assignment, Exam
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Discover relationships within massive health datasets, and communicate results

Activities:
Assignment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

05. Design basic protocol-based and cliniical decision support systems.

Activities:
Tutorial, exam
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2017, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDennis Wollersheim

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 face-to-face.
"Same time and venue as HIM5IHC, lecture before computer laboratory"

Computer Laboratory Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours computer laboratory per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Can run concurrently with HIM5IHC, lecture before computer laboratory"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2-hour written examination35 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
SQL Database assignment (1200 word equivalent)30 02, 03, 04
Information storyboard assignment (1,000-word equivalent)35 02, 03, 04, 05