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Well done for completing the basic level and progressing to the intermediate level.
In this example we will code a project, which replicates a simple Hospital Management System, used by Doctors and Nurses. This project will help you develop an understanding how coding is used in Hospitals. As part of the activity participants will design a software in which the nurse/hospital staff will be able to add expenses, and show all expenses.
Today we’ll be tackling the 3rd and 4th buttons, that handle patient expenses.
If you haven’t finished the beginner section of this project, you can find the code https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/649287649
By the end of this lesson, your project should look like https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/649288391 ! (Use this if you get stuck). There are also a variety of links, documents and videos in the resources section that you will find helpful and inspiring as you complete this learning.
Also if you are going to pursue hospital managment as a career, you may find the link titled '6 Things to consider before starting hospital management software design' of use, you will find it in the resources section. It will introduce you to the considerations that hospitals take before implementing hospital management software. The factors listed will help you form your design. Hospitals worldwide have been forced to find a solution, regarding patient satisfaction is key to long-term success, especially in the healthcare industry. It is not an easy task finding or desiging the right hospital management software design, but it’s an essential one.
Adding an Expense
To add an expense we need to:
- Ask what type of expense the user would like to enter
- Ask how much money the expense is
- Add the information into lists where it can be accessed later
To show expenses we will:
- Check if there are any expenses to be shown
- If there are, we will show the data
- Otherwise, send them back to the menu
In order to complete this task, you are required to watch the videos in the resources section and also follow the instructions in the document titled 'Hospital Management - intermediate' in the resources section. It is a powerpoint with step by step instructions to help you complete this quest.
In addition, the link titled 9 Best Skills to Learn for the Future will help you consider addiitional complementary soft and technical skills you can obtain to enhance your Coding career. It’s important to think about what will be relevant to your career and what is most desired by companies.
Also it would be useful to explore what ia happening in the sector to ensure you gain the right skills, expereince and knowledge to progress in your career. For example the link 8 NEW HEALTHCARE TECHNOLOGY TRENDS TO TRACK IN 2022 discusses how the sector adapts and innovates and how these will define it for the next 10 years. It gives detailed analysis of the most significant healthtech technology trends for this year to stay ahead of the market.
Congratulations, you have added expenses, and shown all patient expenses, by using 3rd and 4th buttons that handle paient expenses.
You are now ready to move onto the advanced level.
Click https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/649288391 for the code from this lesson.
You are are on your journey to learn the most fundamental coding concepts that even veteran programmers use daily.
You are on a journey of self-discovery, where you will begin to discover what type of code they enjoy working with the most. And through a process of enquiry-based learning, which will help you gain a higher order thinking skill. This skill not only applies to coding, but also it transfers to other aspects of their life as well.
As you continue through the journey of learning Code you will realise that many of your every day skills and expereinces are applicable to what you are learning. For example Coding is nothing if not finding a problem and solving it. There is even a name for doing that type of work: debugging. Problem solving is a crucial skill that feeds off of enquiry based learning. you solve problems everyday this is new way of doing it.
To help you prepare for working in a hospital please see the video on interview techniques that will help you to get work in your desired sector.
- Develop and understanding of how coding and technology is used in hospitals
- Designed a software in which the nurse/hospital staff will be able to add expenses, show all expenses.
- Learnt Scratch coding
- Gained experience in using Scratch
- Used coding to add expenses, show all expenses.
- Inquiry-Based Learning, learning by asking questions, which is a higher order thinking skill. This skill not only applies to coding, but also it transfers to other aspects of their life as well.
- Enhanced problem-solving skills - Coding is nothing if not finding a problem and solving it. There is even a name for doing that type of work: debugging.
- Pattern recognition, this will cause them to code future projects faster, as working with similar patterned code blocks will be second nature to them.
- Self-discovery will begin to discover what type of code they enjoy working with the most.
- Intrinsic motivation, small bursts of success create intrinsic motivation....