In Spring 2013, I taught an introductory course on health informatics to graduate students at University of Missouri-Kansas City. The students had background in Computer Science. I am sharing some of the details of this course. The syllabus is attached.
I covered topics from the following textbook:
Health Informatics: Practical Guide for Healthcare and Information Technology Professionals, Fifth Edition 2012, Robert E. Hoyt and Ann Yoshihashi.
Students selected research papers published in two international conferences on health informatics and presented them in class. Below is the list of papers.
1. Medical question answering: translating medical questions into sparql queries http
2. Move2Play: an innovative approach to encouraging people to be more physically active
3. Public health community mining in YouTube
4. An intelligent web-based decision support tool for enhancing asthma guideline adherence
5. Using SMS to provide continuous assessment and improve health outcomes for children with asthma
6. Reliable medical recommendation systems with patient privacy
7. 1-norm support vector machine for college drinking risk factor identification
8. A software tool for large-scale sharing and querying of clinical documents modeled using HL7 version 3 standard
9. Splash: a platform for analysis and simulation of health
10. Mobile interface design for low-literacy populations
Students also did group projects in this course. They used software such as IBM BigInsights and IBM Cognos available on the IBM Academic Skills Cloud to build applications to analyze health related datasets, available on the Web. Two teams used Mahout and two used IBM Cognos. One team developed a synthetic HL7 CDA document generator. At the end of the semester, students presented their work in a poster/demo session, which was attended by faculty and students from the department.
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