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Introduction to IT Systems (Wintersemester 2020/2021)

Dozent: Prof. Dr. Christoph Meinel (Internet-Technologien und -Systeme) , Dr. Anne Kayem (Internet-Technologien und -Systeme) , Prof. Dr. Felix Naumann (Information Systems)

Allgemeine Information

  • Semesterwochenstunden: 4
  • ECTS: 6
  • Benotet: Ja
  • Einschreibefrist: 01.10.-20.11.2020
  • Lehrform: Vorlesung / Übung
  • Belegungsart: Pflichtmodul
  • Lehrsprache: Englisch
  • Maximale Teilnehmerzahl: 20

Studiengänge & Module

Digital Health MA
  • Principles of IT Systems

Beschreibung

This is a bridging module aimed specically 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 elective 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.

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Syllabus.

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Block 1: Basic Principles of Computing

  • Lecture 1: (03.11.2020) - Introduction, Course Overview, CourseWork Project Groups 
  • Lecture 2: (04.11.2020) - Computers, Architectures, and Code (I) 
  • Lecture 3: (10.11.2020) - Computers, Architectures, and Code (II) 
  • Lecture 4: (11.11.2020) - Operating Systems (I) 
  • Lecture 5: (17.11.2020) - Operating Systems (II) 

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 6: (18.11.2020) - Internet Technology Concepts I
  • Lecture 7: (24.11.2020) - Web Technologies & Programming I
  • Lecture 8: (25.11.2020) - Internet Technology Concepts II 
  • Lecture 9: (01.12.2020) - Web Technologies & Programming II
  • Lecture 10: (02.12.2020) - Internet Security

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 11: (08.12.2020) - Introduction to Databases
  • Lecture 12: (09.12.2020) - Relational Databases I
  • Lecture 13: (15.12.2020) - Relational Databases II
  • Lecture 14: (16.12.2020) - Query Languages I

                      -- Christmas Break: 21.12.2020 - 01.01.2021--

  • Lecture 15: (05.01.2021) - Query Languages II
  • Lecture 16: (06.01.2021) - SQL Practice Exercises I
  • Lecture 17: (12.01.2021) - SQL Practice Exercises II

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

  • Lecture 18: (13.01.2021) - Web Services I
  • Lecture 19: (19.01.2021) - Web Services II
  • Lecture 20: (20.01.2021) - Information Retrieval and Search Engines
  • Lecture 21: (26.01.2021) - Semantic Web
  • Lecture 22: (27.01.2021) - Cloud Computing

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)

Voraussetzungen

  • Prerequisites: None
  • Software or Materials Required: Python, HTML/CSS, MySQL

Literatur

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

Lern- und Lehrformen

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

Leistungserfassung

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 (Tuesday, 03.11.2020 @ 09.15am).

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%
Project Presentations & Reports (Group size: 3 max) 02.02 - 10.02.2021 50%
Final Exam (90 mins) 1 TBD 50%

Termine

For the duration of the Wintersemester (02.11. 2020 - 12.02.2021), lectures will hold twice (2X) a week as follows:

Weekday Period Location
Tuesday 09.15 -10.45 Online (Zoom)
Wednesday 15.15 - 16.45 Online (Zoom)

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-2020".

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