(2 hours lecture/3 hours laboratory)
3 semester credit hours/meets part of the basic informatics competencies
This course introduces practical methods and techniques used in 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 PHI; 2) GIS and spatial analysis; and 3) Evaluation and knowledge management of PHI. 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.