Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year 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
オカダ ヨシユキ,オオツカ マサヒコ,カク マサト,タナカ タケシ
Campus Kasumi Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  Second Semester,  4Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (4T) Mon1-4:DEN Large Lecture Rm
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
(More Details)
Lectures and practices. Under the COVID-19 epidemic, practices are done on-line with Microsoft Teams, and later provided as a video-on-demand or handouts via moodle. Some lectures might be done on-demand for a convenience of lecturer. 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of 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
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
(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: Basic PC handling (Practice on application software: word processor and spreadsheet) (Tanaka)
lesson3: Computer and network system 1 (Practice on e-mail and WWW) (Tanaka)
lesson4: Computer and network system 2 (Practice on information literacy) (Tanaka)
lesson5: Hospital information system and electronic patient records (Tanaka)
lesson6: Significance of standardization of medical terms used in communication (Morimoto)
lesson7: Collection and utilization of healthcare information  (Practice on retrieval of documents with databases in the library) (Tanaka)
lesson8: X-ray imaging system and computer-aided (X-ray) diagnosis system (Otsuka)
lesson9: The information security and privacy protection (Tanaka)
lesson10: Patient Data Management in Healthcare Research (Kaku)
lesson11: The Regional Healthcare Information System and the electronic patient records (Tanaka)
lesson12: Security and privacy protection in medical information (Tsukuma)
lesson13: Guidelines in treating patient information (Practice)(Tanaka)
lesson14: The computer network and its security (Iwata)
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
(More Details) The lecture resumes in English are to be provided.
Some videos will be screened.
PC of the information media center can be used in the practices. 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Please let your email account be available because email submissions are required in some lectures. 
Grading Method Basically, by summation of scores in the paper test (90%) and reports (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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