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Renāte Strazdiņa

Study Course Description

Course Description Statuss:Approved
Course Description Version:1.00
Study Course Information
Course Code:VVDG_013LQF level:Level 7
Credit Points:2.00ECTS:3.00
Branch of Science:Management; Public ManagementTarget Audience:Health Management
Study Course Supervisor
Course Supervisor:Renāte Strazdiņa
Study Course Implementer
Structural Unit:Health Management Teaching Staff Group
The Head of Structural Unit:Daiga Behmane
Contacts:Rīga, Dzirciema iela 16, D-korp.,, 410. kab., vvdgatrsu[pnkts]lv , vvdgatrsu[pnkts]lv , +371 67409255, +371 67409175
Study Course Planning
Full-Time - 1. Semester No.
Lectures (number)6Lecture Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Lectures12
Classes (number)6Class Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Classes12
Total Contact Hours24
Study course description
Preliminary Knowledge:
This course provides students with an oversight of the role of a well functioning health information system that ensures the production, analysis, dissemination and use of reliable and timely information on health determinants, health system performance and health status.
Topic Layout (Full-Time)
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Unaided Work:
- Literature review; - Development and presentation of the individual and group work.
Assessment Criteria:
Assessment criteria: - Activity during interactive lectures; - Quality and terms of individual and group tasks.
Final Examination (Full-Time):Exam
Final Examination (Part-Time):
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge: Upon successful completion of the course the students will: - Understand fundamental theories and principles of health information management; - Describe the role of medical information systems in organizations; - Describe the role of health information management in quality assurance and performance improvement, planning and management of resources, and risk management; - Understand the design and challenges of informatics infrastructure; - Understand different types of information systems used in the health care sector - Understand how health records are collected, stored, accessed, shared, maintained, and secured in health information systems.
Skills:The students learn how to: - Explain how health information systems can be organised and managed; - Apply strategies for improving the quality and outcomes of care using information systems - Apply health information management techniques to healthcare situations and problems; - Apply of electronic health records, common data tools and reports for decision-making; - Develop reasonable solutions to develop health informatics for the improvement of clinical and health goals.
Competencies:Students will be able to: - Recognize the selection and organization of data in terms of supporting decisions made at different levels of the healthcare sector - Recognize the role of information systems in the different dimensions of management in health care institution; - Link different health system challenges to health informatics.
1Wager K., Lee al. Health Care Information Systems: A Practical Approach for Health Care Management, John Willey & Sons, 2009
1 Everybody's Business: strengthening health systems to improve health outcomes: WHO's framework for action. Geneva: WHO (2007)