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.

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.