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Introduction to IT Systems (Wintersemester 2021/2022)

Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Christoph Meinel (Internet-Technologien und -Systeme) , Dr. Anne Kayem (Internet-Technologien und -Systeme) , Prof. Dr. Tilmann Rabl (Data Engineering Systems)

General Information

  • Weekly Hours: 4
  • Credits: 6
  • Graded: yes
  • Enrolment Deadline: 01.10.2021 - 22.10.2021
  • Teaching Form: VL / Exercise
  • Enrolment Type: Compulsory Module
  • Course Language: English
  • Maximum number of participants: 24

Programs & Modules

Digital Health MA
  • Principles of IT Systems

Description

This is a bridging module aimed specifically at students with a background in health professions/life sciences. The goal is to provide a platform to enable students learn about the use of Information Technology (IT) systems in the healthcare environment. The module covers topics such as the use of digital patient data, secure messaging, e-health, computerised clinical decision-making tools, and the impact of IT systems on effective patient care. In addition, the students will learn about the impact of integrating IT systems in healthcare from the human resource, economics and government policy perspective. After completing this module, you should be able to think critically about IT Systems.

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Syllabus.

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Block 1: Basic Principles of Computing

  • Lecture 1: (26.10.2021) - Introduction, Course Overview, and Project (Dr. Kayem)
  • Lecture 2: (27.10.2021) - Computers, Architectures, and Code (Dr. Kayem)
  • Lecture 3: (02.11.2021) - Operating Systems (I) (Dr. Kayem)
  • Lecture 4: (03.11.2019) - Operating Systems (II) (Dr. Kayem)

Suggested Readings:

  • Abelson, Ledeen, and Lewis, Blown to Bits (free) (Chapters: 1 and 3)
  • Denning and Martell, Great Principles of Computing (MIT Press) (Chapters: 5, 6, and 7)

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Block 2: Internet Technologies

  • Lecture 5: (09.11.2021) - Web Programming I (Dr. Kayem)
  • Lecture 6: (10.11.2021) - Internet Technology Concepts I (Prof. Meinel)
  • Lecture 7: (16.11.2021) - Web Programming II (Dr. Kayem)
  • Lecture 8: (17.11.2021) - Internet Technology Concepts II (Prof. Meinel)
  • Lecture 9: (23.11.2021) - Web Programming III (Dr. Kayem) 
  • Lecture 10: (24.11.2021) - Cloud Computing (Prof. Meinel)
  • Lecture 11: (29.11.2021) - Internet Security (Prof. Meinel) @ 11am
  • *** No Lecture on November 30, 2021 ***

 

Suggested Readings:

  • Meinel and Sack, Internetworking Technological Foundations and Applications, 2013 (Springer)
  • Meinel and Sack, Digital Communication: Communication, Multimedia, and Security, 2014 (Springer)

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Block 3: Principles of Databases (RDB, SQL)

  • Lecture 12: (01.12.2021) - Introduction to Databases (Prof. Rabl)
  • Lecture 13: (07.12.2021) - Web Services I (Dr. Kayem)
  • Lecture 14: (08.12.2021) - Relational Databases I (Prof. Rabl)
  • Lecture 15: (14.12.2021) - Web Services II (Dr. Kayem)
  • Lecture 16: (15.12.2021) - Relational Databases II (Prof. Rabl)

Suggested Readings:

  • Mata-Toledo, Schaum's Outline of Fundamentals of Relational Databases (Schaum's Outlines), 2000
  • Hector Garcia-Molina, Jerey D. Ullman, Jennifer Widom, Database Systems -The Complete-Book, Pearson Education International, 2002
  • Matthew and Stone, Beginning Database with PostgreSQL: From Novice to Professional, 2005
  • Bagui and Earp, Database Design Using Entity-Relationship Diagrams (Foundations of Database Design, 1), 2003

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Christmas Break:  20.12.2021 - 31.12.2021

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Mid-Semester Presentations (20 mins / Group)

  • Lecture 17: (04.01.2022) - Group I
  • Lecture 18: (05.01.2022) - Query Languages I (Prof. Rabl)
  • Lecture 19: (11.01.2022) - Group II

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Block 4: Web Services, Search Engines, & Cloud Computing

  • Lecture 20: (12.01.2022) - Query Languages II (Prof. Rabl)
  • Lecture 21: (18.01.2022) - Information Retrieval and Search Engines I (Dr. Kayem)
  • Lecture 22: (19.01.2022) - Information Retrieval and Search Engines II (Dr. Kayem)
  • Lecture 23: (25.01.2022) - Semantic Web (Dr. Kayem)
  • Lecture 24: (26.01.2022) - Privacy on the Web (Dr. Kayem)

Suggested Readings:

  • Coulouris, Dollimore, Kindberg, Blair, Distributed Systems: Concepts and Design, (5th ed.), 2012
  • Meinel and Sack, Internetworking Technological Foundations and Applications, 2013 (Springer)
  • Meinel and Sack, Digital Communication: Communication, Multimedia, and Security, 2014 (Springer)

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Final-Semester Presentations (45 mins / Group)

  • Lecture 25: (01.02.2022) - Presentations (Group I)
  • Lecture 26: (02.02.2022) - Presentations (Group II)
  • Lecture 27: (08.02.2022) - Presentations (Group III)
  • Lecture 28: (09.02.2022) - Presentations (Group IV)

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Final Exam

  • Lecture 29: (15.02.2022) - No Lecture (Revision for Exam)
  • Lecture 30: (16.02.2022) - Final Exam (Location: H.E 51/52) { (Note: 90 min duration.)

Requirements

  • Prerequisites: None
  • Software or Materials: Python, HTML/CSS, MySQL, Javascript (*** Good to have, but not required. ***)

Literature

Additional References and Background material, over and above those already provided, will be provided on a per lecture basis.

Learning

After completing this module, you should be able to think critically about IT Systems in the digital health context.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the IT systems concepts, denitions, and terms in digital health
  • Learn to critically analyse IT Systems' use in healthcare
  • Learn to to identify the advantages and challenges of IT systems in healthcare
  • Ability to critique the integration of IT Systems into clinical work practices
  • Be able to reect on the suitability and sustainability of digital tools, applications, and information sites to improve health education

Examination

The course's grades will be based on a coursework project, and a final exam. A list of possible project topics will be provided during the first lecture (26.10.2021).

In order to receive a grade for the course, students are required to have conducted a coursework project, and attended the final exam.

  Number When? Grade%
Mid-Semester Project Presentations  (Group size: 2 max) 04 & 11.01.2022 20%
Final-Semester Project Presentations  (Group size: 2 max) 01 - 09.02..2022 30%
Final Exam (90 mins) 1 16.02.2022 (H.E. 51/52) 50%

Dates

For the duration of the Wintersemester (26.10.2021 - 18.02.2022), lectures will hold twice (2X) a week as follows:

Weekday Period Location
Tuesday 11.00 - 12.30 H.E. 51/52
Wednesday 15.15 - 16.45 H.E. 51/52

 

Lecture materials will be accessible on Moodle.

Note: To participate in the course you must be registered on the University of Potsdam's Moodle platform, and have registered to attend this course. Search for the course using "Introduction to IT Systems" or "IITS" and enroll using "IITS-2021".

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