UNIVERSITY OF CAMPINAS
INFORMATICS AND BIOSTATISTICS DIVISION
CURRICULUM OF MEDICINE
MD-003 - INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL INFORMATICS
Course Director: Prof. Dr. Renato M.E.Sabbatini
Structure and functioning of computers, its main peripherals, what is
programming and what are programming languages. 16-bit microcomputers
operation through the use of WINDOWS 95, to perform simple tasks such
as examining the directory of a disk, list, copy and delete files, open
and close windows, change the user interface, run programs, format
disks , create and delete directories, etc. Simple programming in BASIC
language, aimed at any medical application involving simple algebraic
calculations and some kind of decision. Programs commonly used
applications on 16-bit computers, and applications for tasks related to
education, medical care and research: word processor, spreadsheet and
graphing. Using elemental form of a teleprocessing system to perform
literature online (BIREME system), and manage the references obtained
using a specific program. Introduction to the Internet.
3 credits 45 hours. Hourly load of 3 hours per week.
Introduction to informatics. Types of computers. How a computer works.
Practical exercise: COMPUTE program (simulation of the operation of an
Introduction to computer programming. Additional practical exercises
Operating System: notions. Basic operation of a 16-bit microcomputer.
The operating system WINDOWS 95 key commands.
BASIC programming elements applied to medicine. Introduction. The basic
commands with medical examples.
BASIC programming elements applied to medicine. More basic commands.
BASIC programming elements applied to medicine. group exercises.
WINDOWS system. Fundamentalss. Basic operation, icons, windows, use the
mouse and keyboard.
WINDOWS system. More windows and mouse. Accessories, applications,
WINDOWS system. basic modules. Using the Help and tutorial. File
WORD - Word processors I. Exercise: drafting a surgery report.
WORD - Word processors II. Additional commands. Exercise: Writing a
letter. Insertion of figures.
EXCEL - Spreadsheets I. Exercise: tables and ambulatory movement
graphics in a hospital. Graphing.
EXCEL - Spreadsheets II. Additional commands. Exercise: data from a
patient in the ICU.
POWERPOINT - Development of charts and slides I.
POWERPOINT - Development charts and slides II
ACCESS - Databases I. Exercise: mounting a single nosological form.
ACCESS - Databases II. Exercise: mounting a bibliographic record.
ACCESS - Databases III. group exercise.
INTERNET I. Introduction to the Internet, email and WWW.
INTERNET II. Using the Internet for searching medical applications. On-Line publications.
Bibliographic search I. Online (BIREME and MEDLINE)
Bibliographic research II. Reference management. Use of the BIBLIO program.
Copyright © 1998 by Renato M. E. Sabbatini, Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil - All rights reserved.