May 29, 2020  
2019-2020 Augusta University Catalog 
2019-2020 Augusta University Catalog

NEUR 5005 - Computer Applications in Neurology (3 Credit Hours)

Prerequisite: None This elective allows the student to develop an understanding of computer applications in Medicine and Neurology. The student will use the Neurology Department’s computer system, which consists of 60 computers organized in a local area network using the Netware operating system. Such a system represents the forefront of computerized technology. Many projects are available for the student to work on, including the development of patient databases, artificial intelligence, and signal analysis. The student will work on a program under the direction of Dr. Michael Rivner. Programs will be written in C, Basic, Pascal or Fortran. Compilers are available in all of these languages. No prior experience in programming or engineering is necessary. However such experience is highly desirable. If the student does not have experience in programming, programming will be taught during this elective period, mainly by self study. The following projects are currently active: (1) Neurology patient database; (2) Billing systems; (3) EMG signal analysis and spike detection; (5) Stroke patient database; (7) Decision analysis in Neurology and/or EMG; and (8) Generalized systems programming. After completion of this elective, it is believed that the student will have a firm understanding of the role that computers play in medicine. Completion of this elective will allow the student to become familiar and confident about computer systems in medicine.

Grade Mode: Normal, Audit
Repeat Limit: 0
College Restrictions: Medical College of Georgia
Schedule Type: Internship/Practicum

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