This course introduces students to computer programming with a focus on the phases of the systems development life cycle. Students will develop the knowledge and skills needed to be able to evaluate and produce systems design to build software systems for business and analytical information management purposes and to explore human factors, consumer informatics, principles and the application of usability assessments for the development and use of health information technology by clinicians and patients. This includes the ability to apply the basic theoretical and conceptual foundations in systems design and software development such as systems analysis and design, methodologies, techniques, and tools. (3 credits)
Associated Program Learning Outcomes
- #1. Apply healthcare informatics and technology concepts and skills to case studies and real-world situations.
- #4. Improve the various healthcare functions associated with the integration of information technology by implementing technology initiatives
- #5. Develop system design and software initiatives for healthcare organizations.
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:
- Forecast software requirements from the analysis of the needs of users.
- Determine the key features of software reuse and conduct the design of software components based on these features.
- Propose and present methods for managing people and teams working of software projects .
- Formulate and integrate the principles of software engineering design based on object-oriented techniques.
Course Activities and Grading
Discussions (70 Pts, Weeks 1-7)
Assignments (80 Pts, Week 1, 2, 3, 5)
Midterm Project (50 Pts, Week 4)
Final Project – Draft 1 (25 Pts, Week 6)
Final Project – Draft 2 (25 Pts, Week 7)
Final Project (25 Pts, Week 8)
Final Project Discussion (25 Pts, Week 8)
Available through Charter Oak's online bookstore
- Bruegge, Bernd. and Allen Dutoit. Object -Oriented Software Engineering Using UML, Patterns and Java. 3rd ed. Pearson, 2009. ISBN-13: 978-0136061250
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Topics: Introduction to Software Engineering & Modeling
Topics: Modeling, Project Organization & Communication
Topic: Requirements Elicitation
Topics: Analysis & Decomposing the System
Topic: Addressing Design Goals
Topic: Software Life Cycle
Topic: Final Project
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