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Department: International Health
Term: 2nd term
Credits: 3 credits
Contact: Abdullah Baqui
Academic Year: 2013 - 2014
Course Instructors:

Systematically presents population-based and provider-based methods by which data are secured and analyzed to provide indicators of health service use, health risk behavior, and outcomes relative to health status. Targets health status indicators as the basis of planning and evaluation across a wide range of health objectives and measurement characteristics examined. Introduces health information resources available through the World Wide Web and develops skills to search and access data through the Internet.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
list the objectives of a health information system (HIS)
list the types of decisions that HIS are designed to make
list the types of information (typical health indicators) needed for each of the decisions HIS is designed to make
identify the major systems of health information with special reference to methods of data collection and problems of measurement
demonstrate the use of different systems of health information for public health practice
evaluate the strengths and limitations of different systems of health information
decide the best health information system in a given context for calculating typical health indicators

Methods of Assessment: Lab grades, final exam.
Location: Internet
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Instructor Consent: No consent required

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

Auditors Allowed: Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail