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inf521 - Medical Informatics (Complete module description)
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Module label Medical Informatics
Module code inf521
Credit points 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
Faculty/Institute Department of Computing Science
Used in course of study
  • Bachelor's Programme Business Informatics (Bachelor) >
  • Bachelor's Programme Computing Science (Bachelor) >
  • Master of Education Programme (Gymnasium) Computing Science (Master of Education) >
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Skills to be acquired in this module
This module provides an introduction to the medical informatics and medical technology.

Professional competence
The students:
  • know the medical and healthcare computer science applications
  • know typical IT solutions and infrastructures
  • know the legal framework to process care data
  • know medical classifications and nomenclatures and the DRG-System and are able to apply them

Methodological competence
The students:
  • know bio-medical research requirements and patient data privacy methods
  • know communication standards and apply them in small-scale scenarios
  • know and apply patient safety and risk management methods
  • know and apply biosignal and image processing methods

Social competence
The students:
Realise the importance of communication during the software development process between developer, customer and user of a successful and secure system. Feedback, request, respectful cooperation and the empathy of other disciplines' working processes are of great importance.

The students:
Realise their responsibility as a medical informatic and reflect their impact on patients, medical employers and hospitals (corporates)
Module contents
  • Medical informatics introduction / medical documentation
  • Medical documentation / progression of disease
  • Healthcare information systems
  • Terminology and classification / Medical controling
  • Image processing / interoperability and communication standards
  • Medical data privacy
  • Medical research
  • Analyses of information system data
  • Decision making support and process management
  • MI/MT patient safetiness (Regulatory Affairs)
  • Telemedicine / Customer Health informatics
  • Medical technology introduction, biomedical technology
  • Biosignal processing, sensor technology
  • Robotics, prosthetics
Reader's advisory
  • Jan van Bemmel , M.A. Musen , Mark A. Musen (Hrsg.): Handbook of Medical Informatics. Springer, Heidelberg 1997
  • Christian Johner und Peter Haas (Hrsg.): Praxishandbuch IT im Gesundheitswesen
  • Carl Hanser Verlag München 2009
  • Dugas, Schmidt: Medizinische Informatik und Bioinformatik. Springer Verlag, Berlin, 2003
Language of instruction German
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency jährlich
Module capacity unlimited
Modullevel AS (Akzentsetzung / Accentuation)
Modulart je nach Studiengang Pflicht oder Wahlpflicht
Lern-/Lehrform / Type of program V+Ü
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge
Course type Comment SWS Frequency Workload attendance
Lecture 2.00 SuSe 28 h
Exercises 2.00 SuSe 28 h
Total time of attendance for the module 56 h
Examination Time of examination Type of examination
Final exam of module
At the end of the lecture period
Written or oral exam