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606.651.86
Seminars in Health Management Information Systems for Low and Middle-Income Countries

Location:
Internet
Term:
3rd term
Department:
Online Programs for Applied Learning
Credits:
1 credits
Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
Asynchronous Online
Auditors Allowed:
No
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor:
Contact:
William Brieger
Resources:
Prerequisite:

Concurrent enrollment with 602.731.86 Population and Consumer Health Informatics

Description:

This seminar provides an opportunity to learn about how the organization and strengthening of health information systems is applied in low-and middle-income countries.

Covers basic components of health information management systems (HMIS) in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs) including vital registration, routine service data, health surveys and surveillance systems. Offers an overview of the use of HMIS data for decision making in LMICs. Describes processes for collecting data through HMIS in LMICs and considers challenges to the quality of HMIS in LMICs with an eye toward strengthening these systems.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Outline components of health information management systems (HMIS) in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs)
  2. Describe and critique processes for collecting data through HMIS in LMICs
  3. Identify challenges to the quality of HMIS in LMICs and means for strengthening these systems by addressing leadership, human resources and other WHO health systems components
  4. Explain how HMIS data can be used for decision making in LMICs
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 60% Quizzes
  • 40% Discussion Board

Enrollment Restriction:

Only students in the MAS Global Health Planning and Management

Instructor Consent:

No consent required