PHS 550 Information Systems for Public Health Organizations


The course is designed to prepare students to analyze and design information systems in health services organizations.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Describe how the public health information infrastructure is used to collect, process, maintain, and disseminate data.
  • Describe how societal, organizational, and individual factors influence and are influenced by public health communications.
  • Discuss the influences of social, organizational and individual factors on the use of information technology by end users.
  • Apply theory and strategy-based communication principles across different settings and audiences.
  • Apply legal and ethical principles to the use of information technology and resources in public health settings.
  • Demonstrate effective written and oral skills for communicating with different audiences in the context of professional public health activities.
  • Use information technology to access, evaluate, and interpret public health data.
  • Use informatics and communication methods to advocate for community public health programs and policies.