Medical Informatics Micaela Morettini
KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING:
The course aims to provide the main theoretical and practical tools to recognize and address the problems related to applications of information technology in health care.CAPACITY TO APPLY KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING:
This teaching is characterizing for the Bioengineering sector (ING-INF / 06) and will provide knowledge about the main theoretical and practical tools to recognize and address the problems related to applications of information technology in health care. The knowledge will be provided through lectures.
The student should prove to be able to apply the main concepts of database design, and to know the main tools related to health informatics (electronic patient record), the main health information systems (RIS, PACS, etc.
) and the main standards and classification system in the healthcare (DICOM, HL7, ICD9-CM).TRANSVERSAL SKILLS:
The practical application of the theoretical concepts discussed during the course regarding various aspects of the database design will improve the ability of the student in learning and in drawing conclusions The project, requiring autonomous and motivated choices, will also help to improve the overall autonomy of judgment of the student, and also the communication capability.
Data and information: introduction and overview; medical knowledge and decision support (methods, systems, strategies and tools); information and communication. Data in computers: data processing; telecommunication; networking and integration; database design (conceptual and logical model, relational model, normalization, relational algebra, SQL). Data from patients: coding and classification (ICD9-CM, DRG, SNOMED); patient record, electronic patient record structuring; biosignal analysis, medical imaging analysis; standard for medical informatics (DICOM, HL7); healthcare information systems (HIS - Hospital Information System; RIS - Radiology Information System; PACS - Picture Archiving and Communication System; LIS - Laboratory information System).
Development of the examination
LEARNING EVALUATION METHODS
The assessment of student learning level consists of two parts: I) a written test, which is compulsory, lasting two hours, during which the student has to answer three theoretical questions and solve one practical exercise; II) an optional oral examination consisting in the discussion of 2 or 3 topics covered in the course, which can be accessed only if the written test is taken at least 18. The optional oral test must be supported in the same appeal of the written test.
LEARNING EVALUATION CRITERIA
In order to pass the written exam, the students must demonstrate that they have acquired a good theoretical knowledge of the subject and learned how to use the theoretical principles to solve practical problems by hand (exercise).
LEARNING MEASUREMENT CRITERIA
During the examination, the student's independent ability to solve problems and the knowledge of the theoretical principles of medical informatics will be evaluated.
FINAL MARK ALLOCATION CRITERIA
The final mark (out of thirty), will coincide with that of the written test in case the student chooses not to take the oral exam, or averaging the grades of written and oral. The honors will be given to students who, having achieved the highest rating, have demonstrated complete mastery of the subject.
1) Teaching material. 2) JH van Bemmel, MA Musen. Handbook of Medical Informatics. Springer, 2000. 3) P Atzeni, S Ceri, S Paraboschi, R Torlone. Basi di dati: modelli e linguaggi di interrogazione. McGraw-Hill, 2009. 4) AS Tanenmbaum. Reti di calcolatori. Pearson Italia, 2003.
- Ingegneria Biomedica (Corso di Laurea Triennale (DM 270/04))