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IS 596 GHO - Adv Topics Human-Centered D&S - Global Health Informatics

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


Variety of newly developed and advanced topics courses within the field of Human-Centered Design & Systems, intended to augment the existing Information Sciences curricula. Course Information: 2 to 4 graduate hours. No professional credit. Approved for Letter and S/U grading. May be repeated in the same or separate semesters to a maximum of 16 hours, if topics vary.

Special Instructions:

This course will focus on the information systems and data needed for public health agencies at the local, international, and global level to make informed decisions about COVID-19 and other related health conditions. Topics will include open source electronic health records; epidemiological software from CDC; programs for disease surveillance and outbreak prediction; and the different types of data being used in the response effort. The course will also look at the use of cell phone applications for COVID-19 education, contact tracing, and community response. There will be several guest speakers, including officials from WHO and other public health organizations. Students will work on a semester-long project in collaboration with the World Health Organization/Pan-American Health Organization. No programming or data analysis experience required. Graduate student questions may be sent to ischool-advising@illinois.edu

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Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Graduate

Credit: 4

Term(s): Fall


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