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315.707.81 Introduction to Biomedical and Public Health Informatics

Health Policy and Management
1st term
3 credits
Academic Year:
2012 - 2013
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Harold Lehmann
Course Instructor:

Introduction to Online Learning is required prior to participating in any of the School's Internet-based courses.


This course will contrast differences in roles, needs, and solutions among major players in the national and commercial health IT and informatics communities. The course will define public health informatics and explain why things do or don't happen in IT at the national and institutional levels. The course will apply available sources of data, information, and knowledge to address healthcare and public health problems.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. articulate strategic direction for public health informatics within the enterprise
  2. describe components of discuss management tools for the enterprise
  3. identify discuss, information, and data needs of project or program users and stakeholders
  4. identify core concepts and frameworks in the area of information science, computer science, computer technology and standards
  5. recognize core features of procedural programs and web-based technology
Methods of Assessment:

Student evaluation based on homework assignments, quizes and live-chat participation

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

Special Comments:

This is the same course as SOM 600.707.