(2 hours lecture/3 hours laboratory)
3 semester credit hours/meets part of the basic informatics competencies
This course will introduce foundation knowledge of public health informatics (PHI). Students will explore how information sciences and computer sciences can be applied to enhance public health practice, research and education. Content will include current standards, databases, networks, information systems and technologies applied to public health. In addition, this course will cover national and regional initiatives and legal aspects of public health informatics. Students will gain hands-on experience by involvement in team projects. The projects will explore a specific problem domain, seeking to critically analyze and propose practical solutions.