Semester 1 - Online
Semester 2 - Online
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Information and communication technology is an important factor in quality, safety, access and efficiency in healthcare. This subject provides an overview of eHealth and the influence of ICTs in clinical care, biomedical research, population health and healthcare system planning. Current approaches and future directions are explored within the framework of the six major competency areas of the Certified Health Informatician Australasia (www.healthinformaticscertification.com): health and biomedical sciences, information and communication technologies, information sciences, management sciences, core principles and methods in health informatics, and the human and social context of health informatics and eHealth.
This subject was developed to address the national shortage of health informatics subjects available in clinical health profession degrees. In addition to providing a clinically-oriented introductory subject in the University’s Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics and Digital Health, it is also suitable for postgraduate students in any Australian clinical health profession degree, and for single subject enrolment by students with a clinical health profession degree.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject the student is expected to:
- Critically analyse approaches to digital health and their impacts on healthcare in Australia and internationally.
- Apply established health informatics concepts and methods to review applications of health information technology in their clinical field.
- Demonstrate understanding of socio-technical problems and solutions associated with health information systems in their clinical field.
- Assess individual and organisational development needs to build capability in their clinical field, with reference to recognised informatics competency frameworks.
On completion of this subject, students should have developed the following generic skills:
- Self-directed learning within a shared group timetable
- Online information-sharing, reporting and discussion
- Staged planning and presentation of a literature review
- Contributing to the creation of an interprofessional learning environment
Last updated: 2 December 2019