HI 5006 Information Technology for Biomedicine
This course is intended to provide an overview of principles and concepts of information technology with a focus on biomedical applications. The first portion of the course will be an introduction to computing hardware and software including architecture, distributed and parallel computing, operating systems, database concepts, data communications & networking. The rest of the course will focus on applications of IT in biomedicine such as electronic health records, biomedical imaging, and bioinformatics.
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At the end of the course students will have developed a comprehensive in-depth understanding of the way that computing hardware and software are structured and how they function. In addition, students will gain an appreciation of the increasing role of computing in biomedicine by studying several applications.