Systems Engineering Technology for Healthcare Course

August 21 - December 15, 2017

This online course, Systems Engineering Technology for Healthcare, was developed with Purdue University.

Participants will gain insight into the analysis of multiple-entity clinical systems involving healthcare technology. Focus will include process analysis and improvement to satisfy clinical customer needs. Course content will explore the interdisciplinary efforts related to support the development, verification, deployment, integration, operations and user training of complex systems involving healthcare technology, as well as the creation of information about system performance associated with management decision making.

Course Delivery

The course is delivered asynchronously with content provided through the course management system. Participants can engage in the course at any time during the week and will be asked to complete assignments with delivery dates announced at the beginning of the course and spread equally throughout the 15 weeks. The course is designed for working folks and features about 45 hours of content.​

What You'll Learn

At the end of the course, you should be able to:

  1. Define and identify a system involving healthcare technology
  2. Characterize a dynamic clinical system including the elements, interconnections, and functions
  3. Define and identify system concepts including feedback loops and resilience
  4. Identify common flaws in systems and interventions to improve function/output
  5. Define and describe the complex interactions of clinical staff, processes, and healthcare technology
  6. Identify leverage points in clinical systems involving healthcare technology
  7. Identify tools and techniques to optimize clinical systems to promote safe and effective patient care

Registration deadline is August 11, 2017.