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Scheda Riassuntiva
Anno Accademico 2018/2019
Scuola Scuola di Ingegneria Industriale e dell'Informazione
Insegnamento 096259 - MEDICAL INFORMATICS
  • 096258 - MEDICAL INFORMATICS [2]
Docente Bianchi Anna Maria
Cfu 5.00 Tipo insegnamento Modulo Di Corso Strutturato

Corso di Studi Codice Piano di Studio preventivamente approvato Da (compreso) A (escluso) Insegnamento
Ing Ind - Inf (1 liv.)(ord. 270) - MI (363) INGEGNERIA BIOMEDICA*AZZZZ096259 - MEDICAL INFORMATICS

Obiettivi dell'insegnamento


The goal of the course is to enable students to acquire expertise in the engineering methodologies and processes required for management of medical and clinical data for clinical, research, design and development purposes. The basic processes of health care data management are described in order to make the student able to work in clinical environment, inside the health care system, and in companies developing medical devices and services.

In the course Medical Informatics [2], the basic processes of health-care environment and the process modelling methodology are described for both the clinical and the bio-medical research settings. 


Risultati di apprendimento attesi

Expected learning outcomes

Lectures and exercise sessions will allow students to:

  • Analyze and understand the goals, assumptions and requirements associated to a data-base system for health applications
  • Model formally the data-base, define its architecture and design using proper tools
  • Model heath care processes through proper tools
  • Be familiar with the main standards for medical data
  • Be familiar with the main health-care applications related to Medical Informatics


The project laboratory will allow students to:

  • Use the basic tools for data base design and management
  • Define requirement specifications for a given application
  • Write design specification documents
  • Develop the applications


Argomenti trattati

Principles of Medical Informatics Definition of the theoretical basic concepts of Medical Informatics: the model, the information, the systems and the information systems.


The definition of “process” Definition of the general concept “process” and in particular the basic processes of the healthcare environment. An overview to the clinical and organizational processes to support the clinical pathway of the patient. Scenarios of health organization and the needs of information and communication. International Guidelines and Clinical pathways.


Process modeling The importance of process modeling to monitor, control and continuously improve e-health processes. The object oriented modeling is presented together with its basic elements and concepts. A comprehensive methodology to model e-health processes by means of domain analysis, conceptual and logical modeling.


The modeling language Unified Modeling Language (UML) The UML is introduced with its diagrams and their use. The UML use is presented in the modeling of a system software architecture and in the visualization, specification and implementation of healthcare processes.


Modeling of simple and complex healthcare processes in UML Simple modeling examples are presented such as the Italian CUP process used to book medical examinations, the process of reception in the emergency department (triage).
The process of the rehabilitation of stroke patients is chosen as a complex process to be modelled. The modeling includes the identification of the different process phases; the taxonomy of the actors involved and definition of their roles and responsibilities; the modeling of each model phase; the modeling of process exceptions.


Evidence based Health Informatics Introduction to evidence-based medicine and clinical protocols; the decision making process supported by information systems; randomized controlled clinical trials and meta-analysis as facilitators towards the progress in the field. Health Technology Assessment.








The contents of the course Informatica e Elememnti di Informatica Medica (or equivalent) are pre-requisites for the course

Modalità di valutazione


A  written exam and project presentation

Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaPinciroli Francesco, Masseroli Marco, Elementi di Informatica BioMedica, Editore: Polipress, Anno edizione: 2005, ISBN: 88-7398-0171
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaPinciroli Francesco, Combi Carlo Pozzi Giuseppe, Basi di dati per l'informatica medica. Concetti, linguaggi, applicazioni, Editore: Pàtron,, Anno edizione: 1998, ISBN: 8855524623
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaFowler Martin, : A Brief Guide to the Standard Object Modeling Language, Editore: Addison-Wesley Professional, Anno edizione: 2003, ISBN: 978-0321193681
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaShortliffe Edward H. and Cimino James J., Biomedical Informatics: Computer Applications in Health Care and Biomedicine, Editore: Springer, Anno edizione: 2006, ISBN: 978-0387289861
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaElmasri Ramez, Navathe Shamkant, Fundamentals of Database Systems, Editore: Addison Wesley, Anno edizione: 2010, ISBN: 978-0136086208
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaNaiburg Eric J., Maksimchuk Robert A, UML for Database Design, Editore: Addison-Wesley Professional, Anno edizione: 2001, ISBN: 978-0201721638
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaKurose James F., Ross Keith W, Computer Networking. A top-down approach featuring the Internet, Editore: Addison-Wesley Professional,, Anno edizione: 2005

Forme didattiche
Tipo Forma Didattica Ore di attività svolte in aula
Ore di studio autonome
Laboratorio Informatico
Laboratorio Sperimentale
Laboratorio Di Progetto
Totale 50:00 75:00

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