Health Information Access & Privacy

    EXIAPP 8177 is offered this fall:

Iden­ti­fies and dis­cuss­es key access issues and best admin­is­tra­tive prac­tices for the suc­cess­ful man­age­ment and com­pli­ance with access to infor­ma­tion leg­is­la­tion. Pre­req­ui­site: EXI­APP 8171

Course at a glance
  • Fully online asynchronous course, accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool.
  • Aimed at individuals interested in pursuing a career in access and privacy, and professionals in a wide range of areas, such as federal, provincial, and municipal government employees; human resources professionals; lawyers and legal professionals; publicity and marketing staff; and records management professionals.
What you will learn

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Understand the laws governing health information privacy and how they impact health care providers, public bodies with a role in the health care sector, employees/employers, professional regulatory bodies, fundraising, insurers, and researchers.
  • Be knowledgeable about policies, practices, laws, and regulations that address confidentiality, privacy, and security of health information.
  • Explore topics such as health research, surveillance, public health, and information protection issues.

Offered:

Take note:
  • This course is composed of six modules; each module is guided by an expert instructor over a two-week period.
  • Assessment activities include a mid-term exam, an academic paper, and a final written piece where students summarize what they have learned.
  • All learning materials are provided through eClass at no additional cost.
Sep 13, 2021Dec 10, 2021
Asyn­chro­nous online learning, eClass

40 hours of instruction

In asynchronous online courses, students are expected to move through the course material at the same pace as their peers, but there are no real-time virtual classroom sessions to attend. All components of this type of course are accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool. for­mat details

Chris Stinner

Your Instructor

Chris StinnerID: chris-stinner

Chris Stinner is a manager, Special Projects and Investigations, with the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta, where he conducts investigations initiated by the commissioner in relation to systemic issues in the field of information access and protection of privacy. Prior to this role, he reviewed privacy impact assessments and privacy breach reports and conducted investigations related to access and privacy compliance issues. Chris has spent a number of years working as a privacy advisor in the health sector, helping physician offices and hospitals comply with information and privacy legislation in Alberta. A bilingual instructor, Chris has contributed to the translation of IAPP course materials into French.

Class info
Prerequisites
Take note:

  • This course is composed of six modules; each module is guided by an expert instructor over a two-week period.
  • Assessment activities include a mid-term exam, an academic paper, and a final written piece where students summarize what they have learned.
  • All learning materials are provided through eClass at no additional cost.
Currently counts towards

We recommend that you apply to the program as soon as possible to lock in your course requirements as they are subject to change.

*If you are already enroled in this program, please refer to your specific program requirements as outlined at the time of your admission: Bear Tracks > Academic Advisement.

You can register for and take a course without applying and enrolling into the program.

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New course schedules are released each June and November.

EXIAPP 8177 is offered this fall: