BMI 5354 Cognitive Engineering in Biomedical Informatics

Web-based and classroom instruction (3 semester credit hours)
Course taught synchronously with classroom course.
Students will need to log-in for the course from 5-8pm on Wednesdays.
Meets part of research informatics competencies
Prerequisites: BMI 5302 and consent of instructor

This course focuses on cognitive engineering techniques for designing user-centered health information systems. Such systems provide appropriate functionality to the user, are easy to use and learn, reduce the chance of user error, and increase user efficiency. The course emphasizes how human cognitive abilities and limitations impose requirements on the design of effective interfaces. It covers the theory and practical application of several cognitive engineering techniques, including cognitive task analysis, verbal protocol analysis, propositional analysis and cognitive walkthroughs.