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Academic Year 2020Year School/Graduate School School of Dentistry Program of Dentistry
Lecture Code J1504030 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 医療情報処理学
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Medical Informatics
コウザイ カツユキ,ツガ カズヒロ,タナカ タケシ
Campus Kasumi Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  Second Semester,  4Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (4T) Thur5-8:DEN Large Lecture Rm,DEN Computer Rm 2
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
【More Details】
Lectures and practices. The lectures are held in the auditorium of Faculty of Dentistry. The practices are done in the 2nd computer room of Information Media Center Kasumi Branch. 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 2 : Undergraduate Low-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 27 : Health Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 02 : Dental Sciences
Eligible Students The 2nd grade students of Faculty of Dentistry
Keywords Healthcare Information, Information Security, Disclosure of Patient Information 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Criterion referenced
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・Knowledge of the principles of medicine
(Abilities and Skills)
・Skills for appropriately collecting, selecting, organizing, and presenting information regarding life science and dental medicine
(Comprehensive Abilities)
・Rich humanity, understanding of professional responsibilities of a dentist, and general capabilities including basic knowledge, skills, and attitude required for putting such responsibilities into practice 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
Learning the collection, the organization, the processing, the management, and the utilization of healthcare information by the lectures; and obtaining the application skill by the practices, based on the IT technology.  
Class Schedule lesson1: Concept of information; computer and information (Tanaka)
lesson2: Hospital information system and electronic patient records (Tanaka)
lesson3: Significance of standardization of medical terms used in communication (Morimoto)
lesson4: The information security and privacy protection (Tanaka)
lesson5: Basic PC handling (Practice on application software: word processor and spreadsheet) (Tanaka)
lesson6: Computer and network system 1 (Practice on e-mail and WWW) (Tanaka)
lesson7: X-ray imaging system and computer-aided (X-ray) diagnosis system (Otsuka)
lesson8: Computer and network system 2 (Practice on information literacy) (Tanaka)
lesson9: Collection and utilization of healthcare information  (Practice on retrieval of documents with databases in the library) (Tanaka)
lesson10: The Regional Healthcare Information System and the electronic patient records (Tanaka)
lesson11: Security and privacy protection in medical information (Tsukuma)
lesson12: Patient Data Management in Healthcare Research (Kaku)
lesson13: The computer network and its security (Iwata)
lesson14: Guidelines in treating patient information (Practice)(Tanaka)
lesson15: Conclusion(Tanaka)

The paper test is finally to be done. You have to submit some reports required in practices.

You can see the lecture schedule, report assignments, and lecture resumes in the following Web page (accessible only from Hiroshima University campus).
PC or AV used in
The lecture resumes in English are to be provided.
Some videos will be screened.
PC of the information media center is used in the practices. 
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Lessons 4, 5, 8, 9 and 14 are to be held in the computer room for the practices.
Other lessons are to be held in the 4th auditorium of faculty of dentistry.
If you have any questions on this class, please email to:
Requirements Please let us know if you cannot attend the practices (especially in lessons 5&6), as soon as possible. 
Grading Method Basically, by summation of scores in the paper test (90%) and practices (10%). Reports in  practices are to be counted as extra points. 
Practical Experience Experienced  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it The teachers who have experiences in the patient information management about the dentistry medical care, the medical information management at the hospital and the system user management in the university information center teach the points of the management of sensitive information which contains a patient privacy information, and the points of information security which are necessary for the management. 
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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