ISyE/LIS 617: Health Information Systems
Provides grounding in core concepts of health information systems. Major applications include clinical information systems, language and standards, decision support, image technology and digital libraries. Evaluation of IE tools and perspectives designed to improve the quality, efficiency and effectiveness of health information.
LIS 451: Foundations of Reference
Use of databases for library and other information services; development and use of search protocols and search strategies; information resource evaluation; understanding information retrieval systems; comparison and contrast of systems and strategies for World Wide Web searching.
LIS 655: Collection Management
A course in collection development designed to teach professional skills in selection and control of collections. The course examines large societal forces affecting the ways librarians have traditionally built collections and contemporary changes in access and ownership.
LIS 517: Consumer Health Information, Resources and Services
Focuses on the special domain of consumer health: characteristics and special needs of consumer health information users; identification of appropriate materials; ethical policy issues; and information and referral services to and from healthcare organizations, community agencies, and public libraries.