ENGS 13: Virtual Medicine and Cybercare

Offered

13F, 14F: 2A

Prerequisites

None

Dist

TAS

Instructors

Rosen, Robbie

Textbooks

Fall 2013: see list

Course Websites

Fall 2013

There is a revolution in technology that is occurring in healthcare. This new technology will dramatically change how healthcare is delivered in the future.

This course will cover topics related to the virtual human, created from bits. This will include virtual reality, augmented reality and datafusion, computer simulation, advanced 3D and 4D imaging techniques, the operating room of the future, minimally invasive surgery, space medicine, tele-operations, tele-medicine and tele-surgery, Internet 2 and cyberspace, artificial intelligence and intelligent agents applied to medicine, and the National Library of Medicine virtual human project.

We will also discuss the FDA approval of computer simulators, robotic surgeons, and the ethics of robots doing surgery. In addition, we will discuss the medical library of the future, teleconferencing, and the use of interactive media in healthcare education. We will also discuss computerized patient records (CPR) and clinical information systems. Enrollment is limited to 48 students.