BME3980 Information Technologies in MedicineBahçeşehir UniversityDegree Programs ENERGY SYSTEMS ENGINEERINGGeneral Information For StudentsDiploma SupplementErasmus Policy StatementNational QualificationsBologna Commission
Bachelor TR-NQF-HE: Level 6 QF-EHEA: First Cycle EQF-LLL: Level 6

Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Code Course Name Semester Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
BME3980 Information Technologies in Medicine Spring 3 0 3 5
This catalog is for information purposes. Course status is determined by the relevant department at the beginning of semester.

Basic information

Language of instruction: English
Type of course: Non-Departmental Elective
Course Level: Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery: Face to face
Course Coordinator : Assoc. Prof. GÖKMEN ALTAY
Recommended Optional Program Components: None
Course Objectives: The course introduces basic aspects of medical applications of information technology. Some of the main topics of the course includes medical informatics, electronic health records, patient informatics and web services, online medical resources, search engines, mobile technology, evidence based medicine, examples of clinical practice guidelines, patient safety and technology, electronic prescribing, telemedicine, bioinformatics programs, public archiving , e-forms.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
I. Identify available IT applications in medicines and their role in healthcare delivery.
II. Describe operating principles of IT in medicine.
III. Identify the business, clinical, and educational aspects of IT in medicine.
IV. Explain various techniques and technology employed for assessment in medicine.

Course Content

Overview of Medical Informatics
Electronic Health Records
Patient Informatics
Online Medical Resources
Use of Search Engines
Defines mobile technology
This lecture takes participants through the steps required for Clinical Practice Guidelines.
Patient Monitoring system
Review and Exam
This lecture provides Disease Registries examples
Provides the basics of Patient Safety and Technology.
Operation principles of Electronic Prescribing.
Defines telemedicine services and current applications.
Describes popular bioinformatics programs

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Overview of Medical Informatics
2) Electronic Health Records
3) Patient Informatics
4) Online Medical Resources
5) Use of Search Engines
6) Defines mobile technology
7) This lecture takes participants through the steps required for Clinical Practice Guidelines.
8) Patient Monitoring system
9) Review and Exam
10) This lecture provides Disease Registries examples
11) Provides the basics of Patient Safety and Technology.
12) Operation principles of Electronic Prescribing.
13) Defines telemedicine services and current applications.
14) Describes popular bioinformatics programs


Course Notes / Textbooks: Wootton, R., Craig, J, Patterson, V, Introduction to Telemedicine (2nd ed.), 2006

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Attendance 14 % 20
Midterms 1 % 30
Final 1 % 50
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Workload
Course Hours 14 42
Study Hours Out of Class 14 42
Midterms 1 15
Final 1 25
Total Workload 124

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

No Effect 1 Lowest 2 Low 3 Average 4 High 5 Highest
Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1) Build up a body of knowledge in mathematics, science and Energy Systems Engineering subjects; use theoretical and applied information in these areas to model and solve complex engineering problems.
2) Ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex Energy Systems Engineering problems; select and apply proper modeling and analysis methods for this purpose.
3) Ability to design complex Energy systems, processes, devices or products under realistic constraints and conditions, in such a way as to meet the desired result; apply modern design methods for this purpose.
4) Ability to devise, select, and use modern techniques and tools needed for solving complex problems in Energy Systems Engineering practice; employ information technologies effectively.
5) Ability to design and conduct numerical or pysical experiments, collect data, analyze and interpret results for investigating the complex problems specific to Energy Systems Engineering.
6) Ability to cooperate efficiently in intra-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams; and show self-reliance when working on Energy Systems-related problems
7) Ability to communicate effectively in English and Turkish (if he/she is a Turkish citizen), both orally and in writing. Write and understand reports, prepare design and production reports, deliver effective presentations, give and receive clear and understandable instructions.
8) Recognize the need for life-long learning; show ability to access information, to follow developments in science and technology, and to continuously educate oneself.
9) Develop an awareness of professional and ethical responsibility, and behave accordingly. Be informed about the standards used in Energy Systems Engineering applications.
10) Learn about business life practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; develop an awareness of entrepreneurship, innovation, and sustainable development.
11) Acquire knowledge about the effects of practices of Energys Systems Engineering on health, environment, security in universal and social scope, and the contemporary problems of Energys Systems engineering; is aware of the legal consequences of Energys Systems engineering solutions.