The Post Graduate Program in Health Informatics introduces students to the fundamentals, infrastructure, roles, and tools of health informatics. It delves into the technology and its applications in healthcare. The program emphasizes both conceptual frameworks and practical applications of health information systems. Students will learn about the core concepts and challenges faced by healthcare professionals in the health sector when planning, implementing, and evaluating information systems.
The Post Graduate Program in Health Informatics is designed:
- To provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to take a leadership role in the selection and implementation of health care information management systems.
- To apply the knowledge gained from the information generated from these systems to drive technology in their health care institutions.
JUSTIFICATION OF NEED
Health informatics professionals are rare in Lebanon and in the region. The lack of certified academic programs benchmarked against leading international institutions justifies the need to launch such a program at the University of Balamand, Faculty of Health Sciences.
The need for Health Informatics certification program has been increasing over the last few years given the following facts:
- - The rising importance of health informatics and health information systems for hospital management.
- - The need to upgrade the professional competencies and skills of healthcare professionals presently working in various health care institutions.
- - The lack of a comprehensive health informatics certification program offered by expert faculty.
This 12 credits program entails five courses, which focus on concepts and issues surrounding technology, and information management in today’s rapidly changing health care environment:
COURSE AND PROGRAM ASSESSMENT
A number of assessment methods will be used to assess each course, which will be included in course syllabi.
The program will be assessed by a Capstone Project. Specific guidelines will be added at a later stage.
Participants who successfully pass the five courses (overall 80% average) will be awarded ‘The UOB FHS Certificate in Health Informatics.
ADMINISTRATION OF THE PROGRAM
The Faculty of Health Sciences will accept each year one cohort of 20 students.
All course materials will take the form of power point presentations in addition to specific case studies and experiential activities.
PROGRAM COORDINATION AND TEACHING
The program will be housed in the Faculty of Health Sciences. The dean will provide oversight and coordination assisted by FHS faculty and staff.
Teaching faculty: Ms. Cynthia Abi-Khalil and Dr. Antoine Saab; both specialists in health informatics.
$200/credit per participant attending from abroad
$150/credit per a local participant.
PLACES ARE LIMITED.