Informatics Information Systems – INFO 405

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

An examination of expert, bio, and clinical decision support systems and technology; management of data in database management systems; data mining; informatics systems analysis, design and implementation.

Prerequisite

BMIS 200 or CSIS 100

Rationale

This course analyzes data mining and decision support systems in informatics. Additionally students will discuss morals and ethics and how they apply to informatics. The characteristics and qualities of IT professionals in informatics will also be evaluated.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Integrate a biblical worldview within informatics.
  2. Synthesize decision support systems across each domain of informatics.
  3. Define the interpersonal and dynamics skill sets necessary for IT professionals.
  4. Outline the primary application domains of IT.
  5. Illustrate appropriate IT solutions to solve organizational challenges.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forums (4)

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to provide a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. Each thread must be at least 400 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be at least 300 words.

Group Discussion Board Forums (4)

The instructor will place the student into a group at the beginning of the course. For this collaborative discussion board, the student is required to provide a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. Each thread must be at least 400 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be at least 300 words.

Utilizing Informatics Project

Throughout the course the student will model a database management system that can be used to collect information on a health-related outcome or indicator. The student will complete the project in 6 parts:

Project Part 1

The student will define database record, field, and field data by writing a 3–4-page paper analyzing their chosen data set and summarizing the database’s key structural components. At least 3 scholarly sources in current APA format must be used.

Project Part 2

The student will use his/her Excel spreadsheet and pivot table reports to write a 3–4-page paper that answers at least 11 questions on data frequency and database analysis. At least 3 scholarly sources in current APA format must be used.

Project Part 3

The student will use his/her Excel spreadsheet and pivot table reports to write a 3–4-page paper that answers questions on data means statistics. At least 3 scholarly sources in current APA format must be used.

Project Part 4

The student will use his/her own database to write a 3–4-page paper that answers questions on various population ratios and rates. At least 3 scholarly sources in current APA format must be used.

Podcast Creation

The student will create a 2–5-minute podcast to include a summary of his/her proposed system and an explanation of how the system will improve patient care and quality outcomes.

Final Project Report

The student will write an 8–10-page report that covers the previous steps of his/her project. At least 6 scholarly sources in current APA format must be cited.

Final Project Presentation

The student will create a 10–15-slide presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint from the standpoint of an informatician. The student will follow specifications to provide information regarding his/her database system. At least 6 scholarly sources in current APA format must be cited.