Public Health and Epidemiological Databases for the Enhancement of Medical Education

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Sajid Jamal, Q. M., Siddiqui, M. U., Alzohairy, M. A., & Al Karawi, M. A. (2015). Public Health and Epidemiological Databases for the Enhancement of Medical Education. Online Journal of Public Health Informatics, 7(2).


The collaboration of public health education and information technology has made patient care safer and more reliable than before. Nurses and doctors use handheld computers to record a patient's medical history and check that they are administering the correct treatment. Fortunately Public Health Informatics (PHI) is the intersecting point of technology and public health. Therefore, the inclusion of online medical and epidemiology  databases in the course curriculum of  budding medical professionals and postgraduate students would be beneficial in enhancing the quality of health care,  extensive epidemiological research, health education, health policies, health planning and consumer satisfaction as well. The purpose of this article is to discuss and provide introduction of various databases which have huge information and it could be used to enhance the public health education.


Information Technology, Public Health Informatics, Public Health Education, Databases.
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