This six week practicum provides the student with an opportunity to consolidate and apply knowledge in a practical setting within the health sector. Students will complete a project to meet the requirements of both the site and content learning area.
In this course the learner will:
- Examine the organizational structure of the selected health organization
- Examine the site requirements, policies and procedures pertinent to a health information management project
- Identify the data sources and other resources needed to complete the project
- Determine an appropriate study design to complete the project
- Determine an appropriate methodology to complete the project
- Apply the requisite data analytics to complete the project (descriptive, diagnostic, predictive, prescriptive)
- Comprehend and apply the process of moving from data to insight using data visualization
Methods Of Instruction
Students will learn research principles and processes through experiential learning and independent study.
Means of Assessment
The course evaluation is consistent with the Douglas College evaluation policy. An evaluation schedule is presented at the beginning of the course. This is a mastery-graded course. All assignments must be completed to pass the course.
At the end of the course, successful learners will be able to:
- Apply knowledge in a practical workplace setting
- Practice health information management principles
- Establish working relationships with various healthcare professionals
- Design a health information management project in collaboration with site and college supervisors
- Identify appropriate resources and data required to complete a project
- Demonstrate requisite knowledge and competencies
- Construct a major health information management project
A list of required and optional textbooks, materials and electronic applications is provided for students at the beginning of each semester.