Health information is an essential pillar of the World Health Organization (WHO). There is a universal demand for improved access and affordable quality healthcare. This has created changes in the roles and responsibilities of healthcare workers in the healthcare system. Health information and analysis ensures evidence-based healthcare decision-making contributing to equitable and accessible health services and improved health outcomes. The Health Information System ensures efficiency of health services through enhancement of information management at all levels in the health system.
This course provides knowledge and skills for data collection, analysis, reporting and application of data for improving health service delivery. Students will learn to apply methods and tools to use health care services information for evidenced-based decision-making in the management of health service delivery at all levels – healthcare facilities, sub-district and district levels.
Primary Health Care (PHC) Facility Managers, Hospital Managers, District Managers, Information Officers, Data Capturers, Professional nurses and medical students on community service practice.
Any equivalent qualification on NQF 4 level (matric certificate) with relevant practical experience.
Conceptualise the role of a health information system for the effective management of health services:
Conceptualise basic epidemiological terms and concepts:
Collect, process, analyse data and information:
Identify information gaps and data limitations:
Distinguish different ways of presenting health information:
The course will be delivered on an eLearning and in blended learning formats.
The duration of the course is 12 weeks (three months).
Students must have access to computers and the internet.
Formative, summative assessment, submission of completed work-based experiential or practical assignments.
A Health Systems Trust Certificate of Completion will be given to students who complete the course.
The course fees vary, based on the number of enrolments by an organisation for the short course. A quotation per student will be given by the Course Co-ordinator, Cassius Semaushu at Cassius.Semaushu@hst.org.za. Course fees must be paid in full prior to the course start date.
Cassius Semaushu, E: Cassius.Semaushu@hst.org.za • T: +27 (0)11 312 4524
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main campus - midrand
1st Floor, Block J, Central Park, 400 16th Road, Midrand
+27 (0)11 312 4524
Satellite campus - Durban
1 Maryvale Road, Westville 3630
+27 (0)31 266 9090
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