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Integrating Health Informatics Into Australian Higher Education Health Profession Curricula

Cummings, E ORCID: 0000-0001-6501-7450, Whetton, S and Mather, CA ORCID: 0000-0002-4301-0028 2017 , 'Integrating Health Informatics Into Australian Higher Education Health Profession Curricula', in S Aviv and E Borycki and S Reis (eds.), Health Professionals' Education in the Age of Clinical Information Systems, Mobile Computing and Social Networks , Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc, United States, pp. 323-343.

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Health informatics has reached the point where it is ubiquitous, yet in Australia, healthcare professionals’ education, at multiple levels, rarely includes health informatics education. This chapter provides a background to the current health informatics in Australia and situated within a global context. Challenges and possible solutions to the issue of healthcare professional informatics education are discussed. We provide four case study examples where health informatics has successfully been introduced into the curricula within one Australian university. These case studies provide context that demonstrate the evolution of health informatics within the higher education sector.

Item Type: Book Section
Authors/Creators:Cummings, E and Whetton, S and Mather, CA
Keywords: Informatics education, health informatics, higher education, healthcare informatics education, community of practice, digital professionalism
Publisher: Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
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