The material

1. Introduction link

2 Details of past courses, how to use the material and where to get the free software to read the pdf files link

3 Pre-Course Self Assessment Questionnaires :
  • 3.1 How terrified are you of computers link and also the on line scoring link
  • 3.2 How much do you know about your computer? link
  • 3.3 Assessing Computing & Health Informatics Knowledge /skills / attitudes, + specific Information Systems link

  • 4 Social Issues :
  • 4.1 Organisational and confidentiality issues pdf+
  • 4.2 The consultation - see section 17 below the communications course
  • 4.3 Being 'Online' - The Internet pdf+ * Social networking and business - radio 4 Peter Days world 17/1/2008 -audio mp3 file
  • 4.3 The Information Centre (IC) and user support pdf+
  • 4.4 Human Computer Interaction (HCI) pdf+
  • 4.5 Accessing and using e-health records: A UK GPs perspective. Courtesy of Dr Dr Amir Hannan Haughton Thornley Medical Centres, Hyde (www.htmc.co.uk) pdf+

  • 5. Understanding and Managing your Information: (also see section 12 below)
  • 5.1 Introduction: Clinical Scenarios (pdf)
  • 5.2 Ways of thinking about the clinical information you collect (i.e. Data) pdf+
  • 5.3 Information, Knowledge and Wisdom pdf+
  • 5.4 Classification systems (pdf)
  • 5.5 Communications issues related to systems development and evaluation
    • Quantitative /Qualitative research - fundamental propositions pdf+
    • Obtaining requirements - Engineering (Quantitative) perspective pdf+
    • Obtaining requirements - Qualitative perspective pdf+ Supporting articles:
    'bad' organisational reasons for 'good' clinical records by Christian Heath and Paul Luff (pdf)
    The contribution of ethnographic research methods to bridging the gap Lynda J. Harvey and Michael D. Myers (pdf)
    Investigating information systems with Ethnographic Research by Michael D. Myers (pdf)
    Carolyn Aydin's Work on Communication and Information Systems in Hospitals (pdf+)
    Littlejohns excellent book "Theories of human communication Additional material for each chapter link

  • 5.6 Common Information Management Problems which can be solved with the use of Information Technology (IT) pdf
  • 5.7 Information Quality: What it means and how to obtain it pdf & NHS data quality Radio 4 program jan. 2006 audio mp3 file
  • 5.8 The Electronic Health and Patient Record (EHR / EPR) pdf
  • 5.9 Clinical decision support systems link

  • 6 Using Computers (Information Technology)
    Material no longer available/required as this was a basic IT introduction i.e. file/folder management/ the internet and using excel. link to old material

    7 The theory behind collecting Structured Information ('Databases'):
  • 7.1 How to use the Database material
  • 7.2 Databases and DBMS's pdf+
  • 7.3 Relationships pdf+
  • 7.4 Business objects
  • 7.5 Theory behind QBE and SQL pdf+
  • 7.6 Modelling complex relationships (now in the uml section)
  • 7.7 Introduction to Normalisation (part 1) (Web based tutorial)
  • 7.8 Introduction to Normalisation (part 2) (pdf)
  • 7.9 So you want to develop a database? (pdf)
  • 7.10 Recent advances in Databases including the Web (pdf)

  • 8 Database courses with practical sessions:
  • 8.1 Using Libreoffice Base link
  • 8.2 Using Access link

  • 9 Statistics:
  • Basic Statistics Revision What you learnt at school and university: mean, median, mode, range, interquartile range, standard deviation, variance, bar charts, boxplots scatter plots, line of best fit etc.
  • Essential Medical Statistics Comparing two groups, comparing proportions and counts, simple regression, odds and risks, assessing ordinal data, p values, power and calculating required sample size. Youtube videos to accompany the course at: http://www.youtube.com/user/theoldorganplayer#grid/user/9F0EBD42C0AB37D0
  • Advanced Medical Statistics Survival analysis, Cox regression, multiple regression, ANCOVA, Modern techniques to analysing Repeated measures, Random effects, Multilevel modelling, Factor analysis). Youtube videos to accompany course 2 at: http://www.youtube.com/user/theoldorganplayer#grid/user/05FC4785D24C6E68

  • 10 Analysing Hospital Produced Information (SPSS with HES Data Sets)
  • A hands on introduction for clinicians link

  • 11 Working out your Information and Process Requirements ('Modelling'):
    UML course old additional material
    My Youtube UML videos
    Scenario's pdf+  
    Introduction to modelling pdf+ Starting to model using erds (pdf)
    UML Classes & Instances pdf+  
    UML associations pdf+  
    UML class diagrams tricks and tips pdf+  
    UML use case & sequence diagrams pdf+  
    UML state machine diagrams pdf+  
    Theories underlying modelling approaches pdf+ Designing the human interface - screen design pdf+

    old material
    Quick introduction (one afternoon) to Business Process Re-engineering (BPR) (pdf)
    Care pathways Introduction to the research / concepts (part of a report with Senga Bond) (pdf)
    Care pathways Introduction - lecture notes (pdf)
    Examples of Care pathways along with articles
    Old practical tutorials using System architect etc.

    12 Health Care Information Systems: (also see section 5 above)
  • 12.1 Types of Information System pdf+
  • 12.2 Development methods pdf+
  • 12.3 Getting Clinicians / Users Involved in developing Information Systems pdf+
  • 12.4 Introduction to Clinical decision Support Systems (CDSS) including sensitivity and Specificity link
  • 12.5 So you want to develop a Database? (pdf)

  • 13 Evaluating Health Information Systems:
  • 13.1 Introduction pdf+
  • 13.2 Techniques (pdf)
  • 13.3 Questionnaires- see next section
  • 13.4 Finding out how the Computer was really used: Computer Generated Files pdf

  • 14 Questionnaires:
  • 14.1 Introduction - overview of the process pdf+
  • 14.2 Questions & Answers pdf+
  • 14.3 Patient encounter/ Clinical trial forms

  • 15 Aspects of Project Management for Clinicians:
  • 15.1 Introduction
  • 15.2 Networks, Gantt charts and Critical Paths (pdf)

  • 16 Research Aspects:
  • 16.1 Introduction to Research Methods & Experimental Design (pdf - 45 pages)
  • 17 Communication skills course focusing on the Consultation link

    18 The Expert patient link