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NS5332 - Informatics for Health Professionals

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

This subject introduces students to the scope and practice of informatics in healthcare. In the context of the health care system from a global perspective, students will explore information and communication technologies, concepts related to eHealth, and emerging topics such as clinical intelligence as they inform and support health professional practice.

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe contemporary trends, issues, policies, and practice in health informatics;
  • Discuss the theoretical perspectives that shape health informatics as a discipline;
  • Describe socio-technical approaches to analyse complex problems and generate effective and innovative responses in the context of health informatics professional practice;
  • Develop practical, ethical solutions that seek to balance stakeholder perspectives;
  • Apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate leadership, expert judgement and self-management in health informatics.

Subject Assessment

  • Quizzes - (30%)
  • Oral presentation - (30%)
  • Problem task - (40%).


JCU Online, Study Period 84, External
Census Date 16-Jul-2020
Coordinator: Dr Kristin Wicking
Lecturers: Dr Narelle Biedermann, Dr Kristin Wicking, Dr Tracey Ahern, Dr Helena Harrison, Dr Clare Fenwick, Dr Nasreena Waheed.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 60 hours - Online accelerated program, 10 hours/week for 6 weeks
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: Online - JCU

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.