At the Satakunnan University of Applied Sciences, the health and well-being degree area needed an interactive teaching application that would allow students to get familiar with patient databases and patient management plans.
Currently, students fill out patient information and patient management plans on paper forms, a practice that is becoming obsolete and impractical. A request was submitted to the students of Robotics Academy to create such an application.
The basis for the application came from graduate student Anu Elon’s thesis. The idea to implement a platform-independent application that would bolster theoretical learning with real-world simulations was applauded.
With the final application, healthcare students can simulate care situations, monitor patient care, make care plans, and record patient information in the database. The app is connected to Satakunta University of Applied Sciences’ internal information system, through which the students are able to log in to the application with their own school IDs.
For Academy students, this was a chance to explore and add new skills to their knowledge bank, using a wide range of programming languages and new programming methods. The application’s program code was commented and documented due to the fact that the software will not be maintained by the Robotics Academy. Future functionality will be added to the application.
The following programs were learned in order to complete the project:
The objectives of the assignment were achieved, with the end result being a workable and clear application. Ease of acces for future contributors to continue development on the application. Students improved their programming, customer service and project management skills.