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315.707.81 Introduction to Biomedical and Public Health Informatics

Health Policy and Management
1st term
3 credits
Academic Year:
2014 - 2015
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Harold Lehmann
Course Instructor:

Introduction to Online Learning. There is no prerequisite for technical knowledge of computing and IT (although it helps).


Provides a survey of issues in health IT and informatics, taking the system's perspective. Students leave with a number of frameworks they can use to critically appraise a wide variety of health IT problems and systems. Issues in common to clinical (medical) and public health information problems, as well as issues unique to each, are discussed.

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, livetalk participation, and a final group project.

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

Special Comments:

This is the same course as SOM 600.903