15 Credits SPRING

Pre-requisites: No


Aims/Description: This module aims to provide a broad understanding of Information Systems (IS) focused from a management perspective, within the healthcare environment. The module addresses the role of IS and technology in providing the necessary infrastructure needed to support organisations and workers in healthcare decision-making. The course is divided into three main areas: the business context, managing IS and implementing IS. Theoretical concepts introduced in the course include information systems theory, the organisation and environment, information systems modelling, planning and strategy, systems development, evaluation, technical foundations and data protection, standardisation and security.

Restrictions on availability: No

Staff Contact: Dr Christopher Foster
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Problem solving, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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