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Health Data, Information and Knowledge (ISYS90078)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2017
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeISYS90078
Campus
Parkville
Availability
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

AIMS

This subject develops familiarity with fundamental aspects of health information science and health information management – how health data is generated, collected, stored, communicated, integrated, analysed and converted into knowledge for clinical, research and administrative purposes.

INDICATIVE CONTENT

Lectures and tutorials will cover five topics:

1. Data Sources in Health

  • Special features of biomedical and clinical data
  • Types of data (clinical, molecular, images, environmental)
  • Generation of biomedical and clinical data (clinical devices, laboratory equipment, populational surveys, sensors)
  • Data repositories (Bioinformatics databases, literature, evidence-based practice, clinical databases)

2. Information Modelling in Health

  • Modelling health information and clinical information systems
  • Accessing and retrieving information
  • Standards in healthcare (nomenclatures, terminologies, taxonomies, vocabularies and ontologies) MeSH terms, SNOMED-CT, LOINC, ICD9, ICD10, UMLS
  • Standards organizations in Australia and worldwide

3. Information Processing in Health

  • Information processing in biomedicine, healthcare and population health.
  • Main software tools and methods, with a focus on clinical research, computerised physician order entry (CPOE) in hospitals, disease surveillance

4. Information Analysis and Visualization in Health

  • Visualising information
  • Knowledge management and discovery

5. Change Management in Health IT

  • Management change and adoption
  • Regulatory framework, ethical, security and privacy issues

Intended learning outcomes

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILOs)

On completion of this subject the student is expected to:

  1. Communicate technical understanding of specific characteristics and processes involved in managing health data, information and knowledge
  2. Demonstrate an integrated understanding of how health data is generated, collected, stored, communicated, integrated, analysed and converted into knowledge for clinical, research and administrative purposes

Generic skills

On completion of this subject, students should have developed the following generic skills:

  • Understanding of global issues relating to health
  • The ability to work across different disciplines
  • Excellent in-depth knowledge to support responsible leadership

Last updated: 10 November 2018