HI 5302 Cognitive Science in Health Informatics

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

3 semester credit hours/meets part of basic informatics component 

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor 

This course is an introduction to cognitive science--the interdisciplinary study of mind and behavior from an information processing perspective--and its application to health informatics. The course begins with a basic introduction to human cognition and information processing (both symbolic and connectionist), then presents a broad survey of the health informatics areas to which cognitive science has been applied. These areas include health problem solving and education, decision support systems, and user-centered interfaces.