(2 hours lecture/3 hours laboratory)
3 semester credit hours /meets part of advanced informatics competencies
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor
This course covers topics of user interface design for health information systems, medical devices, consumer health web sites, and other healthcare related systems. Students will have the opportunity to learn the fundamental principles of human--computer interaction and human factors and learn how to apply them to real world problems through class projects. The focus is on learning why user--friendly interfaces can greatly improve work productivity and enhance the quality of healthcare without radically changing the underlying technology.