DH 302: Introduction to Public Health Informatics
Introduction to public health with emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention.
History of public health work, Role of government in health, public health policies and interventions
Introduction to global health, health inequities, Epidemic and pandemic preparedness, Environmental issues in public health.
Mapping and surveillance techniques for controlling diseases, models for efficient and knowledge-based public health work
Introduction to biomedical informatics and public health informatics, the role of informatics in public health and global health Standards in Biomedical and public health Informatics
Evaluation of Biomedical and Health Information Resources, Patient-Centered Care Systems, Patient Monitoring Systems, Clinical Research Informatics
Introduction to ethics in healthcare and its importance. Issues in Clinical ethics and Research ethics.
Studying the application of healthcare technology and ethical issues. Main principles of medical ethics
Overview of the Clinical Research Process. WHO Principles of Good Clinical Practice. Ethical Conduct Good Clinical Practice. Protocol.
Review by Independent Ethics Committee/ Independent Review Board. Protocol Compliance. Informed Consent Roles and responsibilities of Principal. Investigator Qualifications. Staff Qualifications. Records.
Confidentiality and data /Privacy.
Edward H. Shortliffe, James J. Cimino, Biomedical Informatics Computer Applications in Health Care and Biomedicine Fourth Edition, Springer
Schneider, M. (2011). Introduction to Public Health. United States: Jones & Bartlett Learning.
Principles of clinical ethics and their application to practice. Basil Varkey, Med. Princ. Pract. 2021:30:17-28
Selected papers and reading material will be shared
Good clinical practice: Online resource for certification
6 credits - Lecture
Name(s) of other Academic units to whom the course may be relevant