inf528 - Introduction to Medical Informatics (Complete module description)

inf528 - Introduction to Medical Informatics (Complete module description)

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Module label Introduction to Medical Informatics
Modulkürzel inf528
Credit points 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
Institute directory Department of Computing Science
Verwendbarkeit des Moduls
  • Bachelor's Programme Business Informatics (Bachelor) > Akzentsetzungsbereich Praktische Informatik und Angewandte Informatik
  • Bachelor's Programme Computing Science (Bachelor) > Akzentsetzungsbereich - Wahlbereich Informatik
  • Master of Education Programme (Gymnasium) Computing Science (Master of Education) > Wahlpflichtmodule (Praktische Informatik)
  • Master of Education Programme (Hauptschule and Realschule) Computing Science (Master of Education) > Mastermodule
Zuständige Personen
  • Wulff, Antje (module responsibility)
  • Lehrenden, Die im Modul (Prüfungsberechtigt)

No specific prior knowledge is required

Skills to be acquired in this module

Introduction to medical informatics

Professional competences

The students

  • know the application areas of medical informatics
  • know the challenges of informatics in the field of health care
  • know IT solutions and infrastructures in the field of health care
  • know standards for data exchange and data-driven communication in health care

Methological competences
The students  

  • recognize and be able to apply the basic methods in the field of medical informatics, specifically:
  • learn how to analyze and model health care processes, information systems, and data
  • understand medical information models and communication standards

Social competences
The students

  • recognize the importance of interdisciplinary communication and collaboration in digitalisation in medicine
  • develop, present and discuss the solutions from the exercises with others

Self competences
The students

  • are aware of their heterogeneous tasks, responsibility and influence as a computer scientist in the health care sector
  • reflect on problems and solutions, incorporating the methods they have learned
Module contents
The assigned lectures will provide an overview of the fields of medical informatics and the unique challenges of applying informatics methods and technologies to medicine and health care.


Will be announced in the course

Languages of instruction German, English
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency every winter term
Module capacity unlimited
Teaching/Learning method V+Ü
Previous knowledge none
Form of instruction Comment SWS Frequency Workload of compulsory attendance
Lecture 2 WiSe 28
Exercises 2 WiSe 28
Präsenzzeit Modul insgesamt 56 h
Examination Prüfungszeiten Type of examination
Final exam of module

at the end of the lecture period

Written or oral exam

The chosen form of examination will be announced in the first week of the course