Politecnico di Torino
Politecnico di Torino
Politecnico di Torino
Academic Year 2015/16
Medical informatics
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Biomedical Engineering - Torino
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Electronic Engineering - Torino
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Telecommunications Engineering - Torino
Teacher Status SSD Les Ex Lab Years teaching
Balestra Gabriella ORARIO RICEVIMENTO RC ING-INF/06 39 3 18 17
SSD CFU Activities Area context
ING-INF/06 6 D - A scelta dello studente A scelta dello studente
Subject fundamentals
This course provides the competences necessary to design medical software and to manage their use in the clinical practice. This kind of software is fundamental for computerized clinical processes and for telemedicine services. For a successful use of this kind of software, design must take into account the daily processes and the interoperability with the other software.
A correct design increase their acceptability and reduce risks linked to their use. Several of these software are medical device software.
At the end, the student will be able to cooperate with a medical software developing team or to work for an IT or a Clinical Engineering Department.
Expected learning outcomes
The student will learn process modelling, requirements analysis, software testing and documentation, European directive and standard, software management procedures.
Laboratory work includes:
a) Requirements elicitation by means of process modeling
b) Interfaces design with particular attentions to ergonomics and risks
c) Software testing procedures
Prerequisites / Assumed knowledge
Basics of informatics
01. Introduction
02. Process modeling and requirements elicitations
03. Requirements analysis, UML standard (Use Case Diagram, Use Case Details, Objects, Activity Diagrams), biomedical data coding systems
04. Introduction to databases, testing and validation, European directive and standard
05. Principal applications

LAB #1: Requirements elicitation by means of process modeling
LAB #2: Requirements analysis and interfaces design
LAB #3: Planning software testing
Delivery modes
The course consists of 44 hours in class and 36 hours of work in laboratory
Texts, readings, handouts and other learning resources
Assessment and grading criteria
The exam consists of a written test divided into two separated parts and an oral presentation of the laboratory work. The first is performed singularly; the second involves the whole group.

The grade is obtained summing:
a) Written test part A (20 minutes): one question on theory, max 10 points; it is not possible to consult any material (textbooks, handouts, ...).
b) Written test part B (50 minutes): four exercises, max 18 points; consulting material like textbooks, handouts, ... is allowed.
The written exam is failed if the students does not obtain at least 5 points on part (a) and 10 points on part (b).
c) Oral presentation of the laboratory work: max 3 points

Programma definitivo per l'A.A.2017/18

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