University of Pittsburgh


Course Title: 
Cognitive Studies for Health Informatics

This course is intended to serve as an intensive introduction to Human Information Processing and a survey of its applications to Health Care Informatics. The first four weeks present an overview of the basic architecture of the human information processing system. For each of the last twelve weeks of the course, we alternate classes concentrating on underlying basic cognitive science issues and principles, with classes focusing on how these principles and issues apply in medical informatics domains, such as medical decision support, design of information systems, and computer-based education for health professionals. Students will learn and apply methods for studying cognitive tasks, such as verbal protocol analysis and cognitive modeling.

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