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300.604.11 SS/R: Concepts, Theories, and Current Trends in Health Informatics

Health Policy and Management
Summer Inst. term
2 credits
Academic Year:
2012 - 2013
East Baltimore
Tue 06/05/2012 - Thu 06/14/2012
Class Times:
  • Tu Th,  1:00 - 5:00pm
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Pamela Davis
Course Instructor:
Frequency Schedule:
One Year Only

Introduces students to commonly used terminology and concepts in health informatics. Offers students a look into the current developments and trends in the field of informatics. Prepares students with no or little informatics experiences to take the Introduction to informatics courses offered during the regular school year and explores the different options available to them in the field of Public Health Informatics.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Describe key definitions and concepts that are used in the field of health informatics
  2. Explore the current trends and topics in the field of health informatics (m-health, population health, clinical informatics, public health informatics)
  3. Exercise the roles and responsibilities of the different participants involved in informatics projects through a hands-on, in-class activity
Methods of Assessment:

Students are evaluated based on the following criteria: 10% Attendance, 20% Participation in class discussion and activities, 40% in Class activities
30% Paper relating to the in-class activity and concepts learned in the class

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

Special Comments:

This course is non-technical and does not require participants to have a background in computer-programming.