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Applications of health information for specialists

Welcome to our course on applications of health information. This course will cover the uses of mathematical modelling techniques in health service and health intervention planning, and the use of information technology in the processing and analysis of health services information and in support of the provision of health care and public health interventions.

Learning objectives: This course will cover:

  • The uses of mathematical modelling techniques in health service planning
  • Use of information technology in the processing and analysis of health services information and in support of the provision of health care
  • Predictive risk models
  • Markov models
  • Exeter system
  • Primary and secondary care activity
  • Quality and Outcomes framework
  • Healthcare Resource Groups
  • Caldicott Guardians
  • Data protection act
  • Freedom of information act

Course authors: John Powell, Associate Clinical Professor of Epidemiology & Public Health, University of Warwick. Content adapted from material written by Neeraj Malhotra and Meic Goodyear, accessible at www.healthknowledge.org.uk.

Reviewed by: Fiona Sim, Coordinator, London Teaching Public Health Network.

Author and reviewers' competing interests: none declared.

Use the index below to pick a particular module, or work your way through the course in the following manner: 
1. start with the pre-course assessment - if you do not see this option then please create an account or login.
2. proceed through each module one by one
3. end with the final exam - your results will be emailed to you once completed