Introduces computing and informatics through a combination of lectures and hands-on laboratory exercises. Lectures emphasize an integrated view of topic areas and systems, spanning low-level software and implementation issues to high-level use and acceptance by individuals and communities. Lab exercises allow students to explore familiar systems in unique and novel ways to better understand how these systems are designed and used. Taught as a 3 course sequence during the 1st year in CCI for all students.
Considers the field of informatics as the application of information and computer sciences to a specific domain. Focuses on the three components on informatics: information, users, and information and communication technologies. Topics include information needs, user groups, social media, technology evolution and diffusion of innovation.
Introduces the student to the study of computer-based user interfaces. Presents user-centered focus in evaluation of computer interfaces. Teaches the basic principles of user analysis and interface evaluation.
This course provides an introduction to relational system analysis and design and computer networking for engineering students. Covers requirements gathering, development of data flow diagrams and entity-relationship diagrams, and fundamental protocols for TCP/IP networking and routing.
This course is designed to examine technology and tools of the Internet with a focus on the use of technology and selected computer applications. The automation of data management through information systems, expert systems, and telecommunication, and the impact of these technologies on nursing administration, education, practice and research are addressed in the context of nursing informatics. Actual problem-solving and mini-design projects on how computerization and automation can improve the efficiency of nursing care delivery will be emphasized.
The course presents an overview of aspects of healthcare informatics, including medical, nursing and bioinformatics. It provides an introduction to the applications of information systems in a variety of healthcare environments.