Charles Webster, MD, MSIS, MSIS
September 1998 _________
1 Introduction to Health Care
October 1998 _________
6 Getting Computers to Make
November 1998 __________
3 Getting Computers to Do
December 1998 _________
1 Work on Projects
JOHN G. RANGOS SCHOOL OF HEALTH SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
Element of Health Information Science
Lecture: Tuesday 5:00-5:50
Lab: Tuesday 6:00-8:40
Charles Webster, M.D., M.S.I.E., M.S.I.S.
Office Hours By Appointment
This course provides an introduction to computer programming for individuals who will need to work with health care software developers. Alternating between learning new programming concepts and techniques, and application of those concepts and techniques to health care examples, students will learn to create simple medical software, such as dialogue screens for medical information systems, disease management applications, and automated patient surveys.
The class will use a combination of lecture-discussion and a hands-on
computer laboratory, where students will work through exercises that introduce
them to a popular visual development environment (Visual Basic 5.0), and
then create simple examples of medical software. Students will undertake
a health care relevant programming project.
1. Acquaint the student with current trends in health care software development.
2. Introduce basic programming concepts and user interface concepts.
3. Learn to use a popular software development tool.
4. Gain hands on experience developing prototype health care software.
1. Programming with Microsoft Visual Basic 5.0 for Windows, Diane Zak, Course Technology, Cambridge, Boston, 1997. (Hereafter referred to as Zak)
2. Readings as assigned by the professor.
OTHER REQUIRED MATERIALS
Box of 10 double-sided, high-density 1.4 Megabyte floppy diskettes.
1. Examination 1 (37.5%)
2. Programming Project (20%)
3. Final Exam (37.5%)
4. Class participation (5%)