ISIT930 Introduction to Health Informatics Assignment Help

ISIT930 Introduction to Health Informatics

Autumn Session 2023

Assignment 2

Due date:     Soft copy to be submitted to Moodle at 23:59 on 26 May 2023
Weight: 20 marks
Project report: 5000 words(15 marks)
Prototype app: demonstrate in the workshop and submit to Moodle (5 marks)

Topic: Develop a prototype online patient education chatbot that appliesgenerative AI technologies, e.g., ChatGPT.

This project aims to achieve the following objectives:

  • Exploring the capabilities and potentials of Natural Language Processing (NLP) technologies such as ChatGPT for improving healthcare services.
  • Innovative design of a practical application of generative AI technologies to improve patient education and engagement.
  •  Motivating hands-on learning and practice todevelop health informatics skills and competence.

Your Tasks:

Your group can choose a specific topic for patient education material development. Your scoping review conducted in Assignment 1 can provide reference for topic selection. The possible topics can be, but are not limited to:

  • Diabetic patient lifestyle management
  • Preventing skin cancer
  • Promoting a healthy lifestyle
  • COVID-19 symptom management
  • Breast cancer care
  • Mental health
  • Hypertension management
  • Healthy heart

Suggested project processes:

You can learn and build the project using contemporary AI technologies including ChatGPT, MidJourney, and



  1. Project report: 5000 words
  2. Prototype chatbot software

Marking criteria:

Project Report15
Clear conclusion0.5
Project Plan3.5
Clear project background, scope, and objectives1.5
A clear description of the functionality of the chatbot1
Project timeline and milestones1
Research and analysis report4
Description and justification of the technologies used to build the chatbot1
Overview of best practice of patient education and communication2
List three possible chatbot use cases1
Chatbot design3
Create a chatbot architecture and define its functionalities1
Create a user interface1
Outline the interaction of chatbot with the necessary technologies and systems1
Discuss the lessons learned from this development project1
Limitation of your Chatbot0.5
Summarise the project achievement and propose future development directions1
The prototype chatbot (demonstrate in the workshop, screenshot in presentation)5
Users can interact with your chatbot and acquire the answers they ask2
Ease of interaction with your chatbot1
The functionality of your chatbot1.5
Professional presentation (e.g. layout, colour, consistent fonts, buttons and fields)0.5

Recommendations on Assignment Presentation

1. All work must be submitted with a properly filled out School of Information Systems and Technology (SISAT) coversheet. It requires everyone’s signature. The group leader cannot sign his/her member’ssignature on the coversheet.

2. Write on one side of the paper only. Your work must be typed. Text should be one and a half spaced.

Leave a margin of about 2 cm.

Number your pages.

3. Always keep a copy of your work.

4. Present an evidence-based argument / case. You should discuss a problem and not simply narrate events. It may be necessary to devote some space to narrative or description, but the major task will be the weighing and the assessing of evidence and arguing from that evidence to a solution of the problem. Have a clear idea of what the problem is and what it involves. Remember that there will seldom be a single clear-cut answer to it.

5. Read and take notes in your own words, taking care to acknowledge the source exactly (full citation including page numbers or URL).

6. Sources vary in quality and not all works on a topic will be relevant or suited to your purpose.

Wherever possible, work out your own solutions and interpretations. Do not accept without question the views and interpretations of any author. Part of your task is to assess and criticize the work of other writers. Do not rely on a single source of information or ideas; you should try to find a range of relevant writings. Where there is some disagreement among the experts, discuss this fact.

7 Plan your report carefully; spend time getting a logical organization. When you are taking notes from a book or an article, record the page numbers so that you can refer to them exactly when you are writing your paper. Write it in clear, simple and grammatical prose. Do not submit your first attempt; give yourself time to revise and improve your paper.

8. As far as possible, you should use your own words. It is a good idea when you have done your preliminary reading for the paper, to write your first draft without having your source material in front of you. Then you can decide what material to draw on to support your arguments and how to use it. Use quotations only to illustrate or back up a point in your argument – for example, if your purpose is to discuss the style or argument that the author exemplifies. Do not use a quotation simply because you thinkthe author is better at phrasing a point than you are. Try to avoid long quotes; they are seldom necessary.

9. Keep direct quotes to a minimum and only make a point that cannot be made in your own words. It is preferable not to conclude with a quote. It’s your argument, why use someone else’s word?

It is important to understand what is, and is not, acceptable practice when using other people’s material.

You should avoid paraphrasing passages closely. If you copy phrases or sentences word for word, you must make it clear that they are quotes, by enclosing the words in quotation marks, or, if you are using a passage of several lines, by separating it as a block quote, indented for clarity. If you express an idea or argument that is neither your own nor an item of common knowledge, you must also attribute this. In both cases, acknowledge the source in the approved manner. The boundary between your words and ideas, and those borrowed from another person, must always be clear to the reader, otherwise, you will be plagiarising.

Plagiarism can lead to a grade of zero for the assignment.

10. Optional: On the first page of the text should appear an abstract of not more than 200 words in continuous prose (not note form) which outlines the arguments of the essay. An abstract is not an introduction to the report.

11. Do not use conversational style or colloquialisms. Use the third person as a general rule. Use the computerised “spell check” if it is available on the word processing package you are using. Also, use a thesaurus to help in the choice of words and to avoid too much repetition. An integral part of your essay structure is the construction of proper sentences and writing good paragraphs. Good, logical argument construction is essential in clarifying your point of view. You must provide evidence if you are to be convincing.

12. Use appropriate punctuation. Many common essay problems involve punctuation. Refer to this section of this guide, for the correct usage of punctuation.

13. If you use non-textual material (eg. tables, figures, etc.), you MUST refer to these in the assignment. The reader needs to understand why this material was built into the work.

14. References should be made in either numbered footnotes on each page or numbered notes at the end of the text. They should be numbered consecutively throughout the essay; the numbering of footnotes should not start again from 1 on each page. References should appear in an accepted style (refer to earlier sections of this booklet).