31.203 Technology in Public Health

Technology in Public Health

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 31960
Status Active

A lecture and hands-on course designed to help students better understand the role of computers and information technology in public health. Students will be guided through the use of various software applications that enhance public health efforts, including: word processing, database design and management, spreadsheets, presentations, geographical information systems (mapping health data), and internet based applications for social networking to address health related issues, as well as other uses. Discussions of what the future may hold for health information technology will also be included. Hands-on assignments will help students become more proficient with PC based software.