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COH250 Public Health IT

Lead Faculty: Dr. Tyler Smith

Course Description

Overview of specialized public health IT applications such as registries, epidemiological databases, biosurveillance, and situational awareness and emergency response; information exchange issues specific to public health.

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the field of public health, including its origins and contemporary status.
  • Distinguish between levels of prevention, intervention, and rehabilitation aimed at improving health status.
  • List major health challenges throughout the lifespan.
  • Describe how to evaluate, select and implement information technology in support of public health programs.
  • Describe the legal and ethical considerations associated with the collection and management of public health information.
  • Explain the range of community health services at local, state, and national levels according to sponsorship, mission, programs, financing, personnel, and regulation.
  • Describe health disparities based on gender, socioeconomic status and race.