Patient Data Security and Privacy

Date: 11 Oct, 12 Oct, 13 Oct 2023 | 9am-5.30pm | Classroom Learning

Duration: 3 Days

Course Overview

Data security refers to the process of protecting data from unauthorized access and data corruption throughout its lifecycle. Data security includes data encryption, tokenization, and key management practices that protect data across all applications and platforms. Data Privacy is the branch of information security dealing with the proper handling of data concerning consent, notice, sensitivity, and regulatory concerns. This course examines and discusses these issues and includes practical information on ways to protect information housed in information systems and on mobile devices.

This module is part of Professional Certificate in Health Information Management.

Course Objectives

This course will enable participants to:

  • Understand the differences between privacy, confidentiality, information privacy, and information security and the relationships among them
  • Discuss how information system security affects privacy, confidentiality, and security
  • Understand the significance of security for information integrity
  • Recognize potential threats to system security and information
  • Identify several security measures designed to protect information and discuss how they function
  • Compare and contrast available methods of authentication in terms of levels of security, costs, and ease of use
  • Distinguish between appropriate and inappropriate password selection and processing
  • Provide common examples of confidential forms and communication seen in healthcare settings and identify proper disposal techniques for each
  • Discuss the impact that Internet technology has on the security of health-related information


At least a polytechnic diploma.

Course Conveners

(Click their photos to view their short biographies)

ccccc Danny Poo

Assoc Prof Danny PooAssoc Prof Danny Poo

ddddd Lek Hsiang Hui

Dr Lek Hsiang HuiDr Lek Hsiang Hui

Course Fees

Singapore Citizens
39 years old or younger
40 years old or older
Singapore PRs
Enhanced Training Support for SMEs
International Participants

Total Nett Programme Fee Payable, Including GST, after additional funding from the various funding schemes

Participants must fulfill at least 75% attendance and pass all assessment components to be eligible for SSG funding.

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Course Code:
TGS-2021008077 (Classroom Learning) 

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Course Fee Breakdown

Singapore Citizens

Singapore Citizens

39 years old or younger

Singapore Citizen

40 years old or older
Singapore PRs
Enhanced Training Support for SMEs
International Participants

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