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CARD 3205 - Introduction to Health Informatics

Cardiology/Cardiovascular Part-time Studies Course

School of Health Sciences

Course Details

Through readings and assignments, this course will provide a systematic overview of the first principles and concepts of healthcare informatics for cardiology technologists. First, a brief history of healthcare informatics is given, followed by an outline of computer, information, and healthcare informatics literacy needed for an understanding of healthcare informatics, the second major topic of this course. This section will highlight the essential elements, such as the purpose, structure, and function of healthcare informatics departments, applications, standards, electronic medical records, information security and confidentially, troubleshooting system integration requirements. The course concludes with a discussion of specialty applications in cardiology, radiology, education, research, and telehealth. Students are required to use the internet and other professional databases for the purpose of scholarly research.





Fall 2018

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2018 term.

CRN 32153

Tue Sep 04 - Fri Nov 23 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 04 - Nov 23 Distance



Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




  1. Guided learning format.
  2. This online D2L course is for students in the Cardiology Diploma program. Students are responsible for ensuring prerequisite courses are completed PRIOR to registration. See course description for a list of individual prerequisites. IMPORTANT NOTE: Registration is available on an individual course basis for those who wish to take continuing education credits. Registration does not imply admission to the program. This course may be subject to cancellation if registration numbers are low.
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

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Learning Outcomes

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

  • Define each of the following terms:
    • Information Technology.
    • Medical Informatics.
    • Healthcare Informatics.
    • Cardiology Informatics
  • Trace a brief history of healthcare informatics.
  • Identify the benefits of healthcare informatics and its application areas in medicine.
  • Describe the major concepts of computers, information, and healthcare information literacy.
  • State the purpose of healthcare informatics departments.
  • Describe the structure and function of healthcare informatics departments.
  • Access and assess online professional scholarly databases for research purpose.
  • State the application areas of healthcare information systems in medicine.
  • Identify two popular standards for healthcare information systems.
  • Describe the essential elements of the computer-based patient record (CPR).
  • Outline the characteristics of information security and confidentiality needed in a healthcare environment.
  • Discuss the need for system upgrades, troubleshooting and integration.
  • Identify and describe the basic features of the following applications of healthcare informatics:
    • Telehealth
    • Radiology and Cardiology
    • Education

Effective as of Winter 2016

Related Programs

CARD 3205 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Health Sciences

  1. Cardiology Technology
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Diploma


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