Spring 2021

INF 385N Informatics: Consumer Health Informatics

Unique ID: 28339

Synchronous class meetings conducted online.

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The concept of consumer health informatics, health behavior theories, health information seeking and information retrieval, various forms of consumer health systems, and the design and evaluation of such systems


Course Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: Understand major theoretical perspectives to health behavior Understand several widely-used health information seeking models Examine health information seeking and information retrieval in the broader context of health behavior Design effective consumer-oriented interventions for various purposes, including patient education, self-management, behavior change, and decision-making Critically evaluate web-based consumer health information systems and applications Analyze the social and ethical issues related to computerized healthcare information delivery.


Graduate standing.