HI 5381 Methods in Public Health Informatics

3 semester credit hours/meets part of the basic informatics component
Lecture Contact Hours: 2; Lab Contact Hours: 3

This course introduces practical methods and techniques used in Public Health Informatics (PHI). The course will focus on methods for evaluation of the effectiveness and efficiency of public health protection and delivery. The course modules are organized into three domain knowledge  of  PHI  methods:  1)  Legal  and  Policy  Framework  of Public  Health  Informatics,  2)  GIS  and  Spatial  Analysis,  and  3)  Evaluation  and  Knowledge  Management  of  Public Health Informatics. The course is designed to familiarize students with methods for addressing the core concepts and issues confronting public health practitioners and researchers in planning, implementation and evaluation of information systems.