HI 5004 Introduction to Clinical Healthcare

(2 hours lecture/3 hours’ laboratory/week lecture/demonstration/discussion)

3 semester credit hours/meets part of the basic informatics competencies 

The course is designed to provide an overview of the US healthcare system for students without any healthcare background.  It deals with health care data, basic clinical concepts and the components of providing care, such as patients, different levels of healthcare providers, locations of care as well as special populations and circumstances.  Financing, regulation and reform of healthcare are also discussed.  Current topics of interest, for example translational research and the role of health information technology in healthcare reform, may be included.  Students will participate in lectures and laboratory exercises.