Checking date: 25/04/2023

Course: 2024/2025

Clinical information infrastructures
Master in Clinical Engineering (Plan: 388 - Estudio: 347)

Coordinating teacher: TOLEDO HERAS, MARIA PAULA DE

Department assigned to the subject: Bioengineering Department

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
No requirements apart from those to be admitted into the Master Programme
COMPETENCES THAT THE STUDENT ACQUIRES WITH THIS MATTER CB6 Possess and understand knowledge that provides a base or opportunity to be original in the development and / or application of ideas CB7 That students know how to apply the knowledge acquired and their ability to solve problems in new or unfamiliar environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to their area of ¿¿study CB8 That students are able to integrate knowledge and face the complexity of formulating judgments based on information that, being incomplete or limited, includes reflections on social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their knowledge and judgments CB9 That students know how to communicate their conclusions and the knowledge and ultimate reasons that sustain them to specialized and non-specialized audiences in a clear and unambiguous way CB10 That students have the learning skills that allow them to continue studying in a way that will be largely autonomous. CG1 Ability to learn new methods and technologies, based on the mastery of scientific subjects and specialized techniques of Clinical Engineering, as well as to adapt to new situations. CG3 Ability to design and carry out technological projects in the field of the application of engineering to medicine, as well as to analyze and interpret their results. CG4 Ability to evaluate medical equipment and instrumentation in complex multidisciplinary environments, assessing the needs of different clinical users and offering objective measures for decision making. CE1 Ability to evaluate algorithms and data processing techniques in complex multidisciplinary environments, assessing the needs of different clinical users and offering objective measures for decision making. CE2 Ability to understand and use advanced statistical methods for conducting scientific studies, evaluation of equipment from the point of view of effectiveness, accreditation for medical use or study of comparative effects in patients. CE3 Ability to apply advanced techniques of health technology management, both in technical and economic aspects, and including the acquisition and maintenance thereof. CE9 Ability to establish a dialogue with doctors to understand complex medical problems and the application of quantitative methods and engineering techniques to their solution. CE12 Ability to install and maintain hospital infrastructures under quality criteria, in safety conditions and in compliance with current regulations. CE13 Ability to plan, manage and supervise hospital infrastructures under quality criteria, in safety conditions and complying with current regulations. LEARNING RESULTS THAT THE STUDENT ACQUIRES To overcome this matter, students should be able to: Analyze and evaluate hospital facilities through the development of conceptual designs, selection of elements and application components in them. Know the legal and regulatory framework applicable to hospital facilities in order to manage, supervise and analyze the assembly of facilities, systems and equipment. Identify and understand the location of facilities and systems to specify, plan, manage and supervise assembly processes, diagnosis procedures, planning and maintenance management and disassembly of them. Evaluate the state of the technological park, relating it to the care and clinical needs and economic resources to prepare a renovation and acquisition plan. Plan and manage the maintenance of facilities, systems and equipment, optimizing execution times, material and human resources. Elaborate and manage all the documentation derived from the hospital facilities and their systems, considering the current legislation. Evaluate situations of prevention of labor risks and environmental protection, proposing and applying personal and collective prevention measures, in accordance with the applicable regulations. Carry out the monitoring and supervision of the hospital facilities, verifying that the conditions of quality and safety are met in accordance with the technical documentation and current regulations. Prepare and manage the documentation derived from maintenance, assembly processes, planning, management and supervision of hospital facilities. Manage and monitor costs, interventions, safety tests, operation and waste management related to the maintenance of hospital facilities Characterize the different elements that intervene in the process of creating a health information system, relating them to the key factors of the healthcare activity
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
1. Communication networks and protocols 1.1. TCP / IP 1.2. OSI and ISO model comparison 1.3. HUB, Switch and router devices 1.4. IP address 2. Hospital information systems 2.1. Representation of information in medicine 2.2. Standard reference model (HL7, RIM and EN13606) 2.3. The electronic patient record 2.4. Vocabularies and terminologies (SNOMED) 2.5 Hospital Information Systems (HIS) 2.6. Standards for the interoperability of health information systems (HL7, IHE) 2.7. Security, confidentiality, authentication 3. Integration of the medical image in hospital information systems 3.1. RIS and PACS 3.2. The DICOM standard 3.3. Other departmental information systems in the hospital 4. Information systems of extra-hospital scope 4.1. Health information systems of regional or national scope 4.2. Telemedicine and digital health 5. Artificial inteligence in health information systems
Learning activities and methodology
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AF1 Theoretical class AF2 Practical classes AF3 Theoretical practical classes AF5 Tutorials AF6 Group work AF7 Individual student work AF9 Face-to-face evaluation tests Code Activity No. Total hours No. Presential hours % Presence Student AF1 40 40 100% AF2 10 10 100% AF3 13 13 100% AF5 18 4 22.2% AF6 40 0 ¿¿0 AF7 120 0 0 AF9 4 4 100% TOTAL MATERIA 245 71 28.97% TEACHING METHODOLOGIES TO BE USED IN THIS MATERIA MD1 Exhibitions in the teacher's class with support of computer and audiovisual media, in which the main concepts of the subject are developed and the bibliography is provided to complement the students' learning. MD3 Resolution of practical cases, problems, etc. raised by the teacher individually or in groups. MD5 Preparation of papers and reports individually or in groups.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 50
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 50

Calendar of Continuous assessment

Basic Bibliography
  • Editors: Shortliffe, Edward H., Cimino, James J. Biomedical Informatics. Computer Applications in Health Care and Biomedicine. Springer-Verlag. 2014
  • Oleg S. Pianykh. Digital imaging and communications in medicine (DICOM) : a practical introduction and survival guide. Springer. 2012
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Additional Bibliography
  • Javier Carnicero. Andrés Fernández.. Manual de Salud Electrónica de la Sociedad Española de Informática de la Salud. Publicación de las Naciones Unidas. 2011
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