INF-3792 Medical informatics - 10 stp
Knowledge The student has
- Thorough understanding of (bio)medical informatics, both as a scientific discipline and a pragmatic set of tools and techniques.
- Good understanding of about methods for use of medical data.
- Deep knowledge about heuristics and statistical decision making in medicine.
- Good knowledge about computer architectures for health care and biomedicine.
- Comprehensive understanding of standards in medical informatics and the process of software engineering for health care and biomedicine.
- Extensive knowledge about biomedical imaging informatics and the importance of medical imaging in medicine.
- Good knowledge about evaluation of biomedicine and health information resources.
- Understanding of the need for ethics in biomedical and health informatics.
Skills The student can
- Identify the core topics of medical informatics.
- Analyze the state of the science and current research issues related to the foundation of medical informatics.
- Characterize different domains of medical informatics such as decision support systems, medical imaging and laboratory systems.
- Evaluate a given medical information system based on different criteria such as security, embedded decision support systems and classification systems.
General competance The student can
- Apply the knowledge of (bio)medical informatics in management of clinical ICT systems.
- Evaluate possibilities and limitations of clinical ICT systems.
- Understand the main medical problems health care workers are facing in their daily work.
- Understand basic terminologies within technology in medicine and are able to evaluate clinical ICT challenges from both basic medical and technology viewpoint.
The exam includes a written examination of four hours duration, counts 100%. The work requirement must be passed in order to access the exam.
Work requirements: Up to 5 mandatory exercises / laboratory reports. Oral presentation of the mandatory exercises can be claimed. Presentations and mandatory exercises / laboratory reports graded "Approved" / "Not approved".
Grading scale: Letter grades A-F.
Re-sit examination: It will not be given a re-sit exam in the teaching free semester for this course, unless a postponed exam already is arranged (conditional re-sit exam). To get access to the exam in the teaching free semester the student must have passed the course requirements.
Postponed examination: Given early in teaching free semester. It will be arranged a 4 hour written exam counting 100%. To get access to the exam in the teaching free semester the student must have passed the course requirements.
For further details see: - Utfyllende bestemmelser for eksamener ved Fakultet for naturvitenskap og teknologi (only in Norwegian) - Regulations for examinations at the UiT
Core book: Edward H. Shortliffe, James J. Cimino (Eds) (2014), Biomedical Informatics: Computer Applications in Health Care and Biomedicine. 4th ed. Springer (ISBN-13: 978-1447144731)
Additional reading can be added. All information from the lecturer is provided through the Fronter LMS.
Lectures Autumn 2017
First attendance: Tuesday 22.08.2017, at 11:15 in FPARK B284.
prof. Ludwig Alexander Horsch