Education & Training
New course! Clinical fundamentals for non-clinicians
September 8, 2021
WATERLOO, Ont. – This is the first course in a series that addresses Clinical Fundamentals for Non-Clinicians. It’s critical for Health Informaticians and other non-clinical professionals to possess a knowledge of the human body and the medical system, including diagnosis, treatment, recordkeeping, and the evaluation of the effectiveness of interventions.
The series will help the participant develop a useful understanding of health, sickness and the care system, including strategies for diagnosing rare and common problems, understanding test results, and evaluating treatments.
Clinical Fundamentals for Non-Clinicians: The Care of the Health of the Body
NIHI – McMaster Certificate of Attendance Clinical Fundamentals for Non – Clinicians: The Care of the Health of the Body
Five Sessions, 10 Hours.
Live. Interactive. Online
Weekly October 6 – November 3, 2021 | 12:00 – 2:00 PM ET
• Understanding the Nature of Health and the Purposes of Health Care.
• Understanding the Science and Art of Medicine and the Importance of Biomarkers.
• Understanding Why and How We Must Measure Health, and the Treatment Wager.
• Understanding the Patient Encounter, Diagnosis, Treatment and Effectiveness.
• Understanding Testing: What is Useful Testing and Where the Dangers Lurk.
Recognition for Successful Course Completion
Certificate of Attendance: Upon completion you will be awarded a NIHI – McMaster CE Certificate of Attendance in Clinical Fundamentals for Non-Clinicians: The Care of the Health of the Body. A certificate of attendance is a non-academic certificate acknowledging that the recipient has completed a minimum of 10 hours of education/training in the subject area.
Micro-Credential: Upon successful completion of a course, you will receive a digital credential that can be shared electronically.
Learn From Two of Canada’s Top Health Informaticians
Dominic Covvey, FACMI, FHIMSS, FCIPS, SMIEEE, ITCP (pictured at left) is the President and Director of the National Institutes of Health Informatics and a Professor (retired) at the University of Waterloo in the Faculty of Science. His current research addresses the representation and analysis of healthcare workflow, the definition of competencies and curricula in Health Informatics and the design of the Electronic Health Record. Read more about Professor Covvey here.
David Zitner, FCFP, CCFP, MD, MA (pictured at right) is a pioneer of health informatics in Canada. Dr. Zitner is a retired family physician whose interest in informatics led him to collaborate with the Faculties of Computer Science and Management to implement a graduate program in Health Informatics. He was Director of Medical Informatics, Dalhousie University from its founding in 1995 until 2009 which lead to the creation of the first Canadian graduate program in health informatics. Read more about Dr. Zitner here.
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