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Standards, interoperability and regulations in health informatics

Individual course

This course introduces student with key principles related to standards and regulations which are essential to know while working in the health informatics domain. Health information systems interoperability and key standards will also be studied.

After having passed this course, the student:

  • Can define what data security, privacy and safety
  • Knows the central regulations related to health information systems and privacy and security of health data and knows how they need to be taken into account in health information system development
  • Knows general health informatics standards and interoperability approaches and can describe how they are applied in practice
  • Can apply the most important standards which are widely used in Finland in health information systems in software development
  • Can assess whether a health information system is implemented according to regulations and interoperability principles

Course requirements

The course has eight lectures that will be recorded. On the course, there are also six exercises (you need to complete at least 4 of them to pass the course). Exercises are organised in Tampere but it is possible to do them online as well. Student also does a personal mindmap of the course.

More information in Tampere University’s study guide.

Responsible teacher

Tampere University
Alpo Värri

Contact person for applications

Pilvi Lempiäinen , Service designer
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Technical studies
Biomedical engineering
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Host university:
Tampere University
Study is open for:
Adult learner,
Degree student
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General prerequisites:
Knowledge on basics of health information systems.
Study suitable for:
MSc or PhD students who want to get background for biomedical device or software commercialisation and regulation
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