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Jožef Stefan
Postgraduate School

Jamova 39
SI-1000 Ljubljana

Phone: +386 1 477 31 00
Fax: +386 1 477 31 10


Course Description

ICT for eHealth Expert Systems


Information and Communication Technologies, third-level study programme


doc. dr. Barbara Koroušič Seljak


The goal of the course is to familiarize the student with e-health and m-health systems.
The competencies of the students completing this course successfully would include understanding of basic concepts from both areas, familiarity with state-of-the art methods, and knowledge of examples applications from the advancing scientific field (clinical nutrition).


Scientific Method: scientific knowledge structures, scientific activities / processes

Computational Scientific Discovery: introduction, history of development of the area

Modeling of e-health and m-health systems: software analysis and design – methods and methodologies; design basics – object oriented vs structured techniques; modern diagramming techniques (e.g. UML modeling)

Advanced computer methods: capturing, processing and analysis of data and knowledge

Implementation of e-health and m-health systems: dashboards, web-portals and applications, mobile apps, databases and knowledge bases, security and ethical aspects

Integration of e-health and m-health systems in the environment: data exchange, methods for testing and validation

Applications in Clinical Nutrition

Course literature:

Izbrana poglavja iz naslednjih knjig: / Selected chapters from the following books:

• E.J. Cooling; Real-Time Operating Systems. Lindentree Associates. UML Modeling, 2013.
• R. Nelson, N. Staggers. Health Informatics: An Interprofessional Approach. Elsevier, 2014. ISBN: 978-0-323-10095-3.
• E. Topol, The Creative Destruction of Medicine: How the Digital Revolution Will Create Better Health Care. Basic Books, 2012. ISBN 978-0-465-02550-3.

Significant publications and references:

• B. Koroušić Seljak. Web-based eHealth applications with reference to food composition data. European journal of clinical nutrition, 64, S121-S127, 2010.
• B. Koroušić Seljak, V Stibilj, L Pograjc, N Fidler Mis, E Benedik. Food composition databases for effective quality nutritional care. Food chemistry 140 (3), 553-561, 2013.
• M. Korošec, T. Golob, J. Bertoncelj, V. Stibilj, B. Koroušić Seljak. The Slovenian food composition database. Food chemistry 140 (3) 495-499, 2013.
• P. Novak, F. Novak, B. Koroušić Seljak. Enhancement of web application design of the Open Platform for Clinical Nutrition. Lecture notes in computer science 7946, 791-802, 2013.
• B. Koroušić Seljak. Computer-based dietary menu planning. Journal of food composition and analysis 22 (5), 414-420, 2009.


Seminar work (50%)
Oral defense of seminar work (50%)

Students obligations:

Seminar work and oral defense of seminar work.