Healthcare and Computing

Computers are used throughout the healthcare system, from computer modelling of disease, algorithms to aid decision making and computer-based gadgets supporting treatment. Here are some activities for the classroom linking healthcare to computing.

The ping-pong vaccination program

Bayesian Bafflers: What are the chances of that?

  • To make good decisions you have to get the probabilities right (forthcoming)

Probability programming

  • Write a program that calculates accurate probabilities that someone has a virus based just on having a test (forthcoming).

Writing fiction to support design

Reading: Smart Health

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