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