Software Development for Digital Health
The course provides an introduction to the elementary elements in the development of IT systems in the healthcare system. The course focuses on system development and software engineering techniques: requirements specification, basic UML diagrams and system development methods.
As software integrates with information systems, the student will acquire skills in modelling and manipulation of data in relational databases. Finally, the course will equip the student with skills in data communication via information exchange.
Bachelor in Health and Informatics
After completing the course, the student is expected to be able to:
- The overall different software development processes
- What a requirement specification is and how it is prepared
- Testing methods for software and how it is prepared
- Choosing a system development method in relation to a given task and its context, including employees, type of organization and technology
- Eliciting and validating software requirements
- Designing a software system using simple use-case diagrams, sequence diagrams, class diagrams and activity diagrams
- Justifying the choice of data types and data model
- Participate in a software-development oriented project in collaboration framed in the context of healthcare applications
- Reflect on the challenges of developing large IT systems in a health context
- Develop a simple object-oriented program with user interface and interaction to a database
- Create and manipulate databases using SQL, and communicate their design using Entity Relationship Diagrams
Lectures, exercises, workshops and assignments
Programming knowledge corresponding to the skills achieved in NDAB21003U Python programmering til datavidenskab.
Lecturer's oral or written feedback on writing assignments, continuous reflection on their own learning, and peer feedback.
- 7,5 ECTS
- Type of assessment
Written assignmentOral examination, Mundtlig prøve, 20 min. uden forberedelse med opsyn.
- Type of assessment details
- The exam consists of two part:
1) An individual written summary of the projects done during the course. The summary must be handed in at the end of the course.
2) An individual oral exam (20 min. without preparation) that is based on the before mentioned summary.
The two parts are given an overall assessment.
- All aids allowed
For programming tasks specifically, the use of GitHub Copilot or similar AI-based programming tools is permitted. The finite list of allowed AI-tools will be announced in Absalon.
- Marking scale
- 7-point grading scale
- Censorship form
- No external censorship
Several internal examiners
Criteria for exam assessment
See Learning Outcome.
Single subject courses (day)
- Project work
- Course number
- 7,5 ECTS
- Programme level
The classes are expected to be on Mondays and Thursday in order to fit with the schedule of the students in the bachelor programme for Health and Informatics. If you study something else we encourage you to contact the course organizer to ensure that you do not have a scheduling conflict
- No Limit.
The number of seats may be reduced in the late registration period
- Study Board of Health Informatics
- Department of Computer Science
- Faculty of Science
- Thomas Troels Hildebrandt (5-7071746c6d486c7136737d366c73)
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