Subject Descriptions - Subject Information


Calendar: 2017 Postgraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences
Department: School of Computing and Information Technology


Subject Information
Subject Code ISIT929
Subject Name Concepts and Issues in Healthcare Computing
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites None.
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence ITCS929
Assessment Research paper: 20% Individual Presentation: 5% Group seminar: 5% Tutorial work: 5% Group report: 25% Final Examination: 40%
General Subject No.
EFTSL (Non Weighted) 0.125
Non Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Pre-1997 Pre-2005 Post-2005 Post-2008 Post-2009 Post-2010
$ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131 
Weighted Student Contribution Amounts  
Work Experience No
Tutorial Enrolment Information Students should use the SMP OnLine Tutorial System (via SOLS) to enrol in tutorial/laboratory groups for this subject. Once enrolments are open a link to the subject will appear in Tutorial Enrolments.

Subject Availability
Session Spring  (24-07-2017 to 16-11-2017)
Campus Wollongong
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions 1609 - Master of Information and Communication Technology Advanced  (Wollongong)
428 - Master of Health Informatics  (Wollongong)
432 - Master of Information Technology  (Wollongong)
438 - Master of Public Health  (Wollongong)
439 - Master of Public Health Advanced  (Wollongong)
Contact Hours 1hr lec, 2hr tut
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Khin Win
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Khin Win
Instance Comment Enrolment limited to MHealthInfo students - contact subject coordinator
Census Date 31-08-2017

Subject Description
This subject examines the essential concepts of health computing, limitations of technology, issues of privacy and security, economics of healthcare computing, managing healthcare computing projects, evaluation methods in medical informatics, risk assessment in health informatics and the important issues involved in computer applications in healthcare.


Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Describe contemporary health computing issues.
2. Discover the issues of privacy and confidentiality in healthcare.
3. Recognise issues in managing healthcare computing projects.


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