Education & Training

Health Informatics is one of the essential building blocks that underpin the development of advances in healthcare over the last decade and into the future. The world of healthcare is rapidly moving away from paper records to one of total electronic information sharing. Healthcare workers need to become conversant in Health Informatics and the essential part it plays in building electronic healthcare records.

Education and training in Health Informatics is a must for all healthcare workers. Without formal education and training the world of electronic data sharing and healthcare records will not succeed. CAL2CAL provides the formal education and training programs for all levels of healthcare workers to gain an understanding and qualifications in Health Informatics.

Who should Attend

Courses designed to cater to health informatics - from beginner to the experienced. Planned for all healthcare practitioners wanting further knowledge and training in health informatics. There is a course that suits everyone.

Course Prerequisites

Designed for variety learning levels, from beginners with little or no knowledge of health informatics to experienced people with a deep understanding of health informatics but requiring more specific knowledge and training. Course aims and prerequisite spelt out in each course introduction.


Varied in mode of delivery, length and intensity, courses are ten to fourteen weeks in duration with contact to course coordinators and tutors by electronic means


Certificate of completion presented at end of course. Courses endorsed by organizations such as HL7

Course Delivery

CAL2CAL offers a range of course delivery including e-Learning and Face-to-Face. e-Learning courses vary in mode of delivery, length and intensity. Courses are usually ten to fourteen weeks in duration with contact to course coordinators and tutors by electronic means. Face-to-Face courses are usually of shorter duration, depending upon the subject matter. Longer courses are slower paced and last for ten to fourteen weeks with limited contact with educators.

Education and Training Courses :

General Health Informatics
General health informatics information, health informatics organizations, general medical informatics / nursing informatics / bioinformatics.

Health Informatics and Knowledge Management
Methods to manage existing and newly-acquired knowledge, evidence-based practice, evaluation of clinical practice.

e-Health and Telemedicine
e-Health, Tele-Health, e-commerce, telecommunications infrastructure, using the internet to deliver health care or health information, provider networks, supply chain management.

Health Informatics Standards
Standards in terminology, electronic health records, security, professional practice, and messaging.

Health Informatics – Data, Coding and Languages
Classification schemes, language, concepts, coding, classification, data acquisition and entry, reporting, data sets, health information models, quality and integrity of data.

Electronic Health Records
Medical record principles, functional requirements, architectures and archetypes (as expressed in various international standards), electronic patient records, government initiatives, unique identifiers.

Healthcare Governance and Administration
ICT strategy development and initiation, health service management, business knowledge management, health planning and policies, data policies, agreements and economics.