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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - LIS5418

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2010-04-06
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: rec'd in GS 10/22/09; to GC for review 11/2/09; Approved by GC 11/16/09; to SCNS office for submission 11/29/09; SCNS approved 12/11/09, effective 1/2010; posted in banner 12/11/09

  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    2141 2009-01-29
    Department College Budget Account Number
    LIS AS 1248000
    Contact Person Phone Email
    James Andrews 9742108

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    LIS 5418 Health Informatics for Medical Librarians

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Health info. for Med. Lib.
    Course Online? Percentage Online


    LIS 5020 or LIS 6620


    LIS 6475

    Course Description

    Introduction to the interdisciplinary field of medical informatics highlighting the underlying theories, and methods related to health information technology in support of decision-making, problem-solving, and other health information problems.

  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    This is a critical course to better enable library and information professionals and researchers interested in health information science develop a better understanding of this interdisciplinary field so they are better able to contribute to the disciplin

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    This course has been taught several times and primarily is of interest to LIS students who are focusing their graduate studies on health librarianship/information science. We also offer courses such as Health Librarianship, Information sources and services in science and technology, and a variety of related information science courses (e.g information visualization, digital libraries, etc.).

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    Yes. Three times at USF (LIS 5937)

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    Minimum qualifications would be a graduate faculty member with a ph.d. in information science (or related discipline) and a research agenda in health informatics or health-related information science.

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    Students will explore topics central to understanding the field, including: the nature of biomedical information, the role of information and computing technologies to support decision making, healthcare and informatics standards, the electronic medical record, information retrieval, systems analysis and design, and others. By the end of this course, students can expect to have gained a broad-based understanding of the field and can expect to be able to use this as a foundation for furthering education, training, and work in health information professions.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    -Understand the definition of medical informatics and related/contributing disciplines;

    -Access and critically review the scholarly literature from the field

    -demonstrate an understanding of various topic areas (via tests and projects) such as those listed in C.

    -complete and present a major research paper on a relevant topic

    C. Major Topics

    health care standards, medical decision making, systems analysis and design in health environments, the information infrastructure in health, information storage and retrieval techniques, and consumer health informatics,

    D. Textbooks

    "Biomedical Informatics: Computer Applications in Health Care and Medicine." Shortliffe and Cimino, Editors. [this is the top text in medical informatics]. Considering additional or alternate text that is forthcoming: Health Informatics for Medical Librarians.

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    H. Attendance Policy

    See University Policy

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports

  5. Course Concurrence Information

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