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Health Information System

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In this self-paced online health information management course, you will learn the essentials to be able to understand, analyse and build upon health data. Gain the knowledge to effectively implement health information systems in all aspects of health practice.

Developed by the University of Queensland, this online health information management program is made up of detailed explanatory slides as well as some short assessments.

This course begins with an overview of what health information systems are and why they are important. Next, you will be taught the components, indicators and data sources of health information systems. Finally, you'll learn about data management and data analysis.

Key features of the course

After completing this self-paced online health information management training, students will be able to:

  • Define a "health information system".
  • Name and describe common functions of a health information system.
  • Discuss common challenges within health information systems.
  • Explain why it is important to improve health information systems.


Importance Module.
Components Module.
Indicators Module.
Data Sources Overview Module.
Data Management Module.
Data Analysis.

How it works

Study material

This self-paced course has been created so that it is easy to understand and easy to access. It uses a range of different materials designed by qualified experts. Mediums of teaching include pre-recorded videos, lecture slides, quizzes and assignments.

Getting help

Connect with other students through the course forum, where you can easily discuss the course or debate ideas. Your instructors are also available online to answer any questions you might have.

Extend your career with a verified certificate

POLHN self-paced courses are recognised by Pacific Ministries of Health. Once you successfully complete the course, you will receive an official certificate, which can be used for credit to gain CPD points.

Course Questions & Answers

Course summary

Course code: HIS
Average length: 6 weeks
Effort: 4 hours per week
Number of modules: 6
Institution: University of Queensland
Subject: Data and statistics
Language: English
Mode: Self-paced
Status: Ongoing

Course author

Pacific Health Systems and Policy Team

Division of Pacific Technical Support

World Health Organization | Division of Pacific Technical Support | Suva, Fiji

POHLN has a highly dedicated DPS research team, that includes health professionals with over a decade of experience in the domains of Health Security and Emergencies, Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs), Health Systems and WHO’s Health Through the Life Course Initiative.

Course focal point

Pacific Health Systems and Policy Team

Technical support

Muhammad Noman Ali

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