Informatics Training for CDC Public Health Advisors
Introduction to Public Health Informatics; Course Overview
Instructor: Patrick O'Carroll, MD, MPH
Teaching method(s): Lecture, review of materials, computer demonstration
Topics to be covered:
- What is Public Health Informatics? Why develop this new field?
- The background and purpose of this new course in informatics for public health advisors
- The nature and overall themes of the course curriculum
- Logistics of the course
By the end of this session, students will:
- Be able to provide a working definition of public health informatics;
- Understand the reasons for the development of this new field;
- Be able to describe the overall purpose and goals of the informatics training course;
- Understand the importance of providing constructive feedback in shaping the final curriculum.
- Course curriculum materials, including course background, syllabus, and session descriptions
- Friede A, Blum HL, McDonald M. Public health informatics: how information-age technology can strengthen public health. Annual Review of Public Health 1995;16:239-252.
- Selden C, Humphreys BL, Friede A, Geisslerova Z. Public Health Informatics (bibliography, Jan 1980–Dec 1995, 471 citations). Bethesda, MD: National Library of Medicine, 1995. [
- Lasker RD, Humphreys BL, Braithwaite WR. Making a Powerful Connection: The Health of the Public and the National Information Infrastructure (Report of the U.S. Public Health Service Public Health Data Policy Coordinating Committee). Bethesda, MD: National Library of Medicine, 1995. [
- Various on-line information technology publications:
- inquiry.com (search IT journals and vendor literature for any information technology topic) [
- iWorld Internet News and Resources [
- CMP Media Inc. Online [
- InfoWorld Electric [
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