Prerequisites
To better address the study of this course contents, the student should have acquired at least the basics of signals theory and processing

Learning outcomes
KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING:
Starting from the study of the problems of acquisition, processing and transmission of information in healthcare, the teaching enables students to acquire the knowledge necessary to understand the solutions currently proposed, and to lay the groundwork for the design of new solutions, relatively to the application of Information and Communication Technology to health. This knowledge, by integrating the knowledge gained in the teachings of signal processing and electromagnetic waves, will provide the student with a solid technical background, combined with a working methodology that will allow to design ICT systems for health.
CAPACITY TO APPLY KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING:
In order to deal with advanced design issues, the student must be able to understand the issues related to the application of ICT in the health care and the system requirements, and implementing the correct design choices of engineering practice related to these types of systems. This ability will be applied in practice through a number of vocational skills, such as: 1. the ability to properly choose the right technology, and its system architecture, to meet the quality requirements and transmission capacity; 2. the ability to quantify the parameters necessary to the dimensioning of the system, through the use of appropriate mathematical models and design tools; 3. the ability to identify the causes of performance degradation, and the related countermeasures.
TRANSVERSAL SKILLS:
Simulations and practical experiences on particular application scenarios will enable students to improve learning skills in autonomy and to draw conclusions. Both the ability to communicate that the degree of independence of judgment in general, will be stimulated and refined through the oral discussion of the issues related to the sizing and design of ICT solutions in healthcare.

Program
Electronic Health Care (E-health): architectures and systems Communication requirements for E-health systems Communication technologies for E-health systems and sensors Wearable and implantable sensors and transmission requirements Communication technologies for M-health Interoperability among different E-health solutions Security and Privacy in E-Health Tele-Medicine and Tele-Rehabilitation Case Studies in E-health

Development of the examination
LEARNING EVALUATION METHODS
The assessment of student learning consists of an oral test, based on the discussion of two or more topics covered in the course, including the laboratory sessions. Some questions posed during the oral session may require the execution of short calculations.

LEARNING EVALUATION CRITERIA
In order to successfully pass the assessment of learning, the student must demonstrate that he/she possesses the knowledge and methodological skills for the characterization of the telecommunication requirements for E-health and M-health systems, the definition of their performance, the selection of the most suitable architecture in relation to specific use cases. To successfully pass the oral exam, the student will demonstrate an overall knowledge of the course content, including the laboratory sessions, presented in a sufficiently correct way with the use of proper technical terminology. The highest rating is achieved by demonstrating a thorough understanding of the course content, exposed with complete appropriateness of technical language.

LEARNING MEASUREMENT CRITERIA
For the oral test, a score between zero and thirty/thirty and praise is assigned.

FINAL MARK ALLOCATION CRITERIA
The highest rating is achieved by demonstrating a thorough understanding of the course content (including the laboratory sessions) exposed with complete appropriateness of technical language. Praise is given to students who demonstrate a particular brilliance in the oral test. Minimum rating is assigned to students showing enough knowledge of the course contents and ability to select and evaluate the correct technological approaches to E-health systems and architectures.

Recommended reading
Lecturer's handnotes available from course website; additional reading material (like papers) suggested or provided by the lecturer through the website.