Course Description

HIS 9241A-001 (Fall 2017)   Interdisciplinary Issues in Health Information Science

Instructor: N. Wathen

Course Description
This course will provide an overview of issues in the creation, provision and retrieval of information in the health care system. A focus will be on describing the ‘actors’ in the health area, their information behaviour, and consideration of how services provided by information professionals and other information sources meet these needs. We will also consider, taking a critical approach, emerging issues in health care generally and health information specifically, and how these influence and are influenced by broader ethical, social, political, legal and economic considerations.

0.5 course