MHI 210 — Introduction to Health Informatics

Fall Quarter
Units: 4
Instructor:  Michael Hogarth
Course description: Overview course to give the student a broad exposure to the field of health informatics. Topics covered include, but are not limited to, an overview of the various components of biomedical informatics, including healthcare information systems and infrastructure, clinical decision making, design and implementation of health IT systems, use and design of healthcare terminology systems, healthcare interoperability, HIPAA and privacy.

MPH210 – Public Health Informatics

Units: 4
Instructor: Michael Hogarth
Course description: This course exposes students to the collection, verification, and utilization of data related to populations; infrastructure, functions, and tools used to generate public health knowledge supporting public health practices and policy development/dissemination. (S/U grading only.)

MHI 289F – Database and Knowledge Management

Winter Quarter
Units: 4
Instructor: Michael Hogarth
Course description:  Introduces the student to the principles of data persistence and databases.  The course focuses primarily on the relational database model, but also explores the emerging big data NoSQL systems.  Students are exposed to data modeling, concepts of normalization, and database design.  Students delve into both transactional (OLTP) and analytical (OLAP) designs. Students solidify their understanding of key concepts through a modeling and design project that culminates in a technical design document based on the use of a relational database design supporting an application.