Module Details

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Title Networking and Hosting
Code PHYS863
Coordinator Prof AFG Taktak
Physics
Afgt@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2021-22 Level 7 FHEQ Whole Session 10

Aims

The aim of this module is to give the students information about IT and computing requirements in a clinical setting. It aims to cover the fundamentals of web programming, the environment for hosting IT services and the principles behind networks and their design. The module aims to give the students this knowledge mainly through lectures and seminars. In addition there will be a practical session with the aim of giving the students experience of using typical software. Some case studies will be considered by the students with the aim of demonstrating to them how IT and computing are used in a clinical scenario.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Configure ICT hardware, software and network components

(LO2) Apply relevant safety standards and configuration control.

(LO3) Implement server-based applications, ensuring appropriate security, protective measures and routine housekeeping tasks

(LO4) Understand ICT standards applied to healthcare.

(S1) IT skills


Syllabus

 

Software development

· Strategies for web development

· Programming for the web with reference to current standards

· programming tools, including:

o Web programming

o Forms and data

o Limiting access

o Developing dynamic content

o Interfacing with a database

o Security and privacy

o Public and private key encryption

Hosting environments

· Storage services

· Backup, Archiving, Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery

· RAID, SAN

· Server virtualisation

· Cloud computing

· Web services (SOAP & REST)

· Security and governance for cloud services

Networking

· Local and wide area networking, including:

o Available architectures

o Performance issues

o Scalability

o Bridging versus routing

o Cabling infrastructure

o Hubs

o Traffic management

· Data Exchange Protocols

· Data exchange standards – Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) and Healthcare Level 7 (HL7)

· Links to hospital administration systems


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Method 1 - Lecture
Description: Lectures and Tutorials based around group discussion
Attendance Recorded: Not yet decided
Unscheduled Directed Student Hours (time spent away from the timetabled sessions but directed by the teaching staff): 4

Teaching Method 2 - Laboratory Work
Description: Usie of examples of software tools
Attendance Recorded: Yes


Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours 10

    6

  4

20
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 80
TOTAL HOURS 100

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
             
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Software Development Demonstrator There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is not an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When) :June Semester   20 minute presentati    30       
Written assignment relating to a case study There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is not an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When) :Marc  2000 Word    70       

Recommended Texts

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