HI 5005 Essential Mathematics for Biomedicine

Course Type: Basic
Credit Hours: 3

The student will learn at the conceptual and operational levels the basic mathematical principles which are needed for Computational Biomedicine and Health informatics.  It will cover Calculus in one variable, elements of Linear Algebra and Probability. In addition the course will cover the application of mathematics to Computational Biomedicine and Health Informatics problems. This course will serve as a foundation for the math used in more advanced courses.

This class helps to meet the mathematics core competencies.


Permission of the Instructor. 
It is assumed that the Student has the Mathematical level of “Mathematics Made Simple”, by Thomas Cusik, Made Simple Books, 6th Edition, 2003.

Additional Information

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, the student will have the opportunity to:

  • Understand the mathematical concepts which are at the foundation of computational biomedical and health informatics.
  • Solve exercises from calculus, linear systems and probability.
  • Apply mathematical concepts to model of biomedical systems.
  • Incorporate probability in the formulation of biomedical and health informatics problems.