This course introduces fundamental concepts of Human-Computer Interface (HCI) design, usability issues, and integration within the healthcare delivery processes. Fundamentals of human interaction with computers including mental models, multimedia user interface, network-based interactions and visual design principles are introduced. HCI in computerized physician order-entry systems, speech interfaces, computer-based tutoring systems for training health professionals, patient monitoring systems, information-retrieval systems and clinical decision-support systems are analyzed.
This course is fully online and asynchronous, meaning you typically will not have to be online at specific times. You will engage in course-related activities through online tools such as announcements, discussions, and email. Your course learning will be based on weekly module content and activities that you can go through independently. Note: there are still deadlines for assignment submissions, and you may be expected to participate in discussion board interactions with your peers on a regular basis.
Your instructor may also include occasional scheduled sessions for Q&As and other discussion activities, using web conferencing tools such as Zoom and Google Meet. More details will be included in your course outline available on the first day of class.