Information Technology in Health Science Education

  • Edward C. DeLand

Part of the Computers in Biology and Medicine book series (CBM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Edward C. DeLand
    Pages 1-5
  3. A. John Merola, Ruann E. Pengov, Bradford T. Stokes
    Pages 17-43
  4. Karen A. Duncan
    Pages 45-62
  5. Richard F. Walters
    Pages 89-104
  6. Barbara B. Farquhar, Kathleen T. Famiglietti, Craig J. Richardson, Edward P. Hoffer, G. Octo Barnett
    Pages 105-117
  7. G. L. Hody, R. A. Avner
    Pages 143-177
  8. Charles S. Tidball
    Pages 195-209
  9. Theodor H. Nelson
    Pages 211-216
  10. J. A. Starkweather, M. Kamp
    Pages 217-228
  11. Charles S. Tidball
    Pages 229-241
  12. Jane B. Hirsch, Wilbur D. Hagamen, Suzanne S. Murphy, John C. Weber
    Pages 297-318
  13. John Doull, Edward J. Walaszek
    Pages 319-357
  14. D. K. Bloomfield, G. L. Hody, A. H. Levy
    Pages 359-372
  15. Barbara B. Farquhar, Edward P. Hoffer, G. Octo Barnett
    Pages 397-422
  16. Edward C. DeLand, R. B. Dell, R. Ramakrishnan
    Pages 449-464
  17. Christopher R. Brigham
    Pages 493-521
  18. Alan B. Forsythe, James R. Freed
    Pages 523-539
  19. Gary S. Kahn
    Pages 541-557
  20. Charles W. Slack, Douglas Porter, Warner V. Slack
    Pages 559-563
  21. Back Matter
    Pages 565-608

About this book


This first volume is but an introduction to the growing use of computer-based systems in health-science education. It is unlikely that the intellectual or applied system constructs herein are either exhaustive of the field or immutable; growth is inevitable. For one thing, the field is still fractured and loosely organized, which is an inevitable description of an adolescent science in a rich mine of ideas. There is emerging, however, an organizing concept. A short look into the future indicates that educational system design will be dominated by a concept which, for want of a better term, we may call an "information system." Actually, this term de­ rives from an early New York World's Fair exhibition designed by Charles Eames entitled the "Informational Machine," in which the designer illustrated once again his insight into the future by showing how in a fundamental manner the digital computer promised to affect and to change our lives; and this change is by no means completed. Even during the publication of this volume, the basic sciences re­ quisite to the development of an information machine have evolved significantly. The three intellectual areas to watch are developments in artificial intelligence, graphics and man/machine interaction, and basic component and computer system design.


Action Affect Information Technology (IT) artificial intelligence computer education educational system evaluation growth health information information technology intelligence interaction science education

Editors and affiliations

  • Edward C. DeLand
    • 1
  1. 1.University of CaliforniaUSA

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