INLS 490-202 Health Information Sharing in Social Media (3 credits) (Spring 2013 ONLY) This course provides an overview of health information sharing using social media.  It will cover the nature of user-generated content and types of content that are shared online, as well as examine online interactions among various parties in the health information ecosystem, such as health information consumers (i.e. patients, caregivers, family and friends), health care providers, health information services, insurance companies, and pharmaceutical.  The course will also discuss benefits/drawbacks of health information exchange over social media and examine how design can affect user experience of health information exchange.  It will include examples from a variety of types of social media, including social networking sites, blogs, online support groups, and Twitter.

INLS 515 Consumer Health Information (3 credits) (Fall) Examines concepts of health, health conditions, policy, and information collections and services from social and cultural perspectives. Analyze and design methods for provision and access to consumer health information services. (Gollop)

INLS 523 Database Systems I: Introduction to Databases (3 credits) (Fall and Spring) Prerequisite: INLS 261 or INLS 461. Design and implementation of database systems. Semantic modeling, relational database theory, including normalization, query construction, and SQL. (Mostava, Haas)
Note: INLS 461 Information Tools (3 credits) (Fall) (Bergquist, Campbell)

INLS 582 Systems Analysis (3 credits) (Fall) Introduction to the systems approach to the design and development of information systems. Methods and tools for the analysis and modeling of system functionality (e.g., structured analysis) and data represented in the system (e.g., object-oriented analysis) are studied. Undergraduates must have taken INLS 382. (Haas)

INLS 584 Information Ethics (3 credits) An overview of ethical reasoning, followed by discussion of issues most salient to information professionals, e.g., intellectual property, privacy, access/censorship, effects of computerization, and ethical codes of conduct. (Wildemuth)

INLS 718 User Interface Design (3 credits) (Spring) Prerequisite: INLS 582. Basic principles for designing the human interface to information systems, emphasizing computer-assisted systems. Major topics: users’ conceptual models of systems, human information processing capabilities, styles of interfaces, and evaluation methods. (Bergquist)

INLS 748 Health Sciences Environment (3 credits) (Spring) Prerequisites: INLS 501, INLS 585 or permission of instructor. Trends in health care delivery, biomedical research, and health sciences education with emphasis on the impact and use of information. Includes observation of clinical and research settings. (Gollop)