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.

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.