HI 6310 Knowledge Modeling II

Course Type: advanced
Credit Hours: 3

In this course, students identify a medical or health-related task that might be improved through the use of a decision-support system, intelligent tutoring system, or educational intervention. Once identified, students conduct a task analysis and design an appropriate knowledge engineering project plan to develop and implement a knowledge-based system for this task. They then have the opportunity to evaluate the resulting system and outline appropriate ways to improve human performance on the task through the use of the system.


Access to the Internet, personal computer, consent of instructor.

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Course Objectives

By the end of the semester, the student will have had the opportunity to meet the following objectives:

  • Identify problem areas in health practice where knowledge-based systems may improve the situation.
  • Select appropriate knowledge engineering methods for such problem areas and apply the associated techniques to gather the information needed to construct a knowledge model.
  • Evaluate and refine a knowledge model of a real-world medical task.
  • Use the resulting knowledge-based systems to propose one or more means of improving human performance on tasks in the area.
  • Design one or more experiments to evaluate the impact of the proposed systems on human performance on the task.