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Digital Health Fundamentals DIGH 7000

Digital Health Course

International Fees

International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

This course introduces the learner to the foundational concepts associated with the digital health-care environment, including policy and practice, information management, health and clinical informatics roles, and digital technologies that sustain health and care services across the continuum. Through a review of core literature, research, and the international context, students learn key concepts, models, and theories related to digital health, health informatics, clinical informatics, and health information management. This course incorporates concepts of information and data literacy and the use of data standards and controlled vocabularies and terminologies to facilitate health-system interoperability and data exchange. The course discusses ethical dilemmas and security risks related to electronic documentation and data sharing and introduces key regulatory, policy, and economics frameworks in health-care delivery and financing. The course explores the forces shaping health-care delivery and considerations regarding health-care access, including equity and disparities in health-care delivery, financing, access and policy and examines the impact of digital health on equity and inclusivity. Students learn about aspects of social determinants of health and how these may be amplified in a digital context. This course introduces learners to the principles of collaborative change leadership and the foundational principles of project management. Learners apply systems thinking to bridge the clinical and information technology contexts. The course identifies different roles, including clinical health informatics specialist, analyst, and leadership roles, and explores strategies for navigating the transition from point-of-care clinician to an informatics role.​

Prerequisite(s)

  • No prerequisites are required for this course.

Credits

3.0

Domestic fees

$925.57

Course offerings

Spring/Summer 2024

Below is one offering of DIGH 7000 for the Spring/Summer 2024 term.

CRN 68731

Duration

Tue Apr 02 - Fri Jun 21 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 68731
  • Domestic fees $925.57
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 02 - Jun 21 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

Glynda Rees

Course outline

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Domestic fees

$925.57

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  4. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  5. This course section is offered in an online format. Department approval is needed to enroll in this course. Please go to www.bcit.ca/files/health/digitalhealth/hea-66-a.pdf, fill out the form and email it to the Program Head, Glynda Rees, at Glynda_Rees@bcit.ca.
Status

In Progress

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe fundamental concepts, models, and theories used in the field of digital health and health informatics in the context of clinical care.
  • Identify standards for vocabularies and terminologies in health informatics and explain how they are used within health information systems.
  • Apply systems thinking to bridge the contexts of clinical care and information technology.
  • Discuss key ethical principles in the field of health informatics.
  • Identify key regulatory, policy, and economics frameworks in health-care delivery and financing.
  • Illustrate how taxonomies and ontologies are used in health information systems.
  • Describe how social determinants of health and disparities in health care may be amplified in a digital context.
  • Identify strategies for collaborative change leadership and their relevance to digital health projects.
  • Describe fundamental project management principles and methods.
  • Discuss strategies to support the transition from point-of-care clinician to an informatics role.​

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2023

Related Programs

Digital Health Fundamentals (DIGH 7000) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Health Sciences

  1. Digital Health
    Advanced Certificate Part-time

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