DH 302: Introduction to Public Health Informatics

Course content
  • 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 www.gcp.nidatraining.org
Pre-requisite : BB101
Total credits : 6 credits - Lecture
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Duration : Full Semester
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