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 ISIT930
Subject Name Introduction to Health Informatics
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites None.
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence ITCS930
Assessment Assignment 60% exam 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 in SOLS.

Subject Availability
Session Autumn  (27-02-2017 to 22-06-2017)
Campus Wollongong
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours 1hr lec, 2 tut
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Khin Win
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Khin Win
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-03-2017

Subject Description
The subject covers clinical decision making and decision support systems and how health informatics and health information systems can assist. Topics include decision-making and decision-support systems in healthcare; knowledge engineering in health informatics, the reasons for the necessity of systematically processing data, information and knowledge in medicine and healthcare; benefits and constraints of using information and communication technology healthcare systems; patient management; primary care systems and knowledge management.


Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Identify the technical, social and legal problems related to the developments in Health Informatics.
2. Debate legal, business and social issues confronting Health Informatics.
3. Critically analyse current strategies, standards and policies in relation to Health Informatics.
4. Discuss the key technical and security related issues confronting Health Informatics.
5. Evaluate the contribution of Health Informatics to quality of care.


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