315.709.81 HEALTH SCIENCES INFORMATICS, KNOWLEDGE ENGINEERING AND DECISION SUPPORT
Provides a framework for understanding decision support in the workflow of the health sciences. Focuses on the types of support needed by different decision makers, and the features associated with those types of support. Discusses a variety of decision support algorithms, examining advantages and disadvantages of each, with a strong emphasis on decision analysis as the basic science of decision making. Students are expected to demonstrate facility with one algorithm in particular through the creation of a working prototype, and to articulate the evidence for efficacy and effectiveness of various types of decision support in health sciences and practice, in general.
After completing this course, you should be able to: Identify the place of decision support in the informatics infrastructure; understand the formal approaches to decision making; identify the psychological approaches to decision making.
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