Evaluation Methods in Medical Informatics
Instance: 2020/2021 - 2S (of 08-02-2021 to 30-07-2021)
Cycles of Study/Courses
Teaching Staff - Responsibilities
Teaching - Hours
|Theoretical and practical :
Suitable for English-speaking students
This course addresses topics related to the evaluation methods of health information systems
Learning outcomes and competences
The main objectives are: to understand the need and the difficulty of assessing health information systems, as well as the different perspectives and needs assessment; acquire notions of how to evaluate and select the different valuation models applicable to Medical Informatics (MI); understand basics of evaluation methodology; describe different types of studies, their applications and limitations; describe the different steps for the development or adaptation and evaluation of a measuring instrument; acquire notions about preparing a study proposal and know the process of its planning, acquiring experience in the preparation and reporting of the results of an assessment in MI; gained experience in critical appreciation of evaluation studies in MI.
Frame appropriate questions to be addressed in an evaluation
How to make reliable, valid measurements
Design, carry out, and interpret rigorous studies using wide range of quantitative and qualitative techniques
Negotiate and conduct studies in the context of ongoing health care
Propose study designs and communicate results to multiple audiences. Research ethics and governance
Critical appraisal of published evaluation studies
Edward H. Shortliffe and James J. Cimino editors; Biomedical Informatics: Computer Applications in Health Care and Biomedicine, Biomedical Informatics: Computer Applications in Health Care and Biomedicine. Third edition. New York, USA. Springer; 2006 (Capítulos 10 e 11)
Teaching methods and learning activities
Thematic presentations and discussions; group work and individual exercises
Distributed evaluation without final exam
Amount of time allocated to each course unit
|Apresentação/discussão de um trabalho científico
|Frequência das aulas
Eligibility for exams
Attending classes is not mandatory.
Calculation formula of final grade
Evaluation is based on a final written test and a presentation of a group written assignment.
Final grade = Classification of written test *0.5 + Classfiication of group written assignment*0.5
Minimal grade of 9.5 in all evaluation components.