HI 6309 Healthcare Interface Design

(2 hours lecture/ 3 hours’ laboratory/ week lecture/ demonstration/discussion)

3 semester credit hours /meets part of advanced informatics component 

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor 

This course covers topics of user-centered design for health information systems, medical devices, consumer health web sites, and other healthcare related systems. Students will have the opportunity to learn the fundamental principles of user-centered design, usability, human-computer interaction, and human factors and learn how to apply them to real world problems through class projects. The focus is on learning why user-friendly interfaces can greatly improve work productivity and enhance the quality of healthcare and safety of patients without radically changing the underlying technology.