Identifying Biomedical and Health Informatics Competencies In Higher Education Curricula
Ahonen, Outi; Kinnunen, Ulla-Mari; Lejonqvist, Gunn-Britt; Apkalna, Baiba; Viitkar, Kersti; Saranto, Kaija (2018)
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Ahonen O., Kinnunen U., Lejonqvist G., Apkalna B., Viitkar K., Saranto K., (2018). Identifying Biomedical and Health Informatics Competencies In Higher Education Curricula. , Data, Informatics and Technology: An Inspiration for Improved Healthcare., IOS Press. doi:10.3233/978-1-61499-880-8-261
This study describes the knowledge, skills and competencies found in bachelor’s degree curricula for health and social care, engineering and business. The International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) biomedicine and health information (BMHI) management recommendations was used as a framework to analyse bachelor´s degree curricula (n=14). The results showed that the curricula contained a variety of subjects related to competencies in the IMIA´s BMHI. The information technology (IT) engineering curriculum included the highest number of competencies and the business curricula the fewest. The nursing curricula included more competencies than any other health care curricula. When educating students in various professions, their diverse backgrounds and expertise must be considered. As future eHealth developers, students will learn to work as multi-disciplinary teams.