MET CS 570 Biomedical Sciences and Health IT

Prerequisites: None
Delivery: Boston – Charles River Campus, Online, Blended
Program: MS CIS elective, MS CS elective
Syllabus: CS570_O1_Fall 1 2016
This course is designed for IT professionals, and those training to be IT professionals, who are preparing for careers in healthcare-related IT (Health Informatics). This course provides a high-level introduction into basic concepts of biomedicine and familiarizes students with the structure and organization of American healthcare system and the roles played by IT in that system. The course introduces medical terminology, human anatomy and physiology, disease processes, diagnostic modalities, and treatments associated with common disease processes. IT case studies demonstrate the key roles of health informatics and how IT tools and resources help medical professionals integrate multiple sources of information to make diagnostic and therapeutic decisions. (4 credits)