Fundamentals of Health Informatics including an overview of the health care system; computer systems; communications/ information theory; data types, standards, quality, uses and users; and HI applications. Uses of computers in health care with emphasis on various clinical support and clinical information systems and the electronic health record and its achievability.
Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in Year 4 of either one of the following Honours Specialization modules: Pathology, Medical Health Informatics, One Health or enrolment in Year 4 of Software Engineering (Health Informatics option) offered through the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, or permission of the course director.
Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 2 laboratory/tutorial hours.
Course Weight: 0.50
Subject Code: MEDHINFO
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