BMT-53007 Computational Diagnostics, 5 cr

Implementation BMT-53007 2018-01


After completing the course, the student gained a basic understanding of the definition and the meaning of computational diagnostics and its utility for biomedical research. Case studies will be discussed illustrating the interplay between computational and statistical methods that are applied to large-scale and high-dimensional data sets from genomic and genetic experiments. Moreover, the student will learn how to practically approach such problems by using the statistical programming language R. In general, the course teaches statistical thinking in the context of biomedical problems, i.e., the adaptation of machine learning methods in a problem specific manner.


Period 4
Methods of instruction Tentti
Person responsible Frank Emmert-Streib

Assessment scale

Numerical evaluation scale (0-5)


To complete the course, the student is required to (all three requirements must be completed to pass the course):
a) Execute the project work (20% of the final grade)
b) Execute the weekly exercises (1 per exercises lesson, 40% of the final grade)
c) Do the final exam (40% of the final grade)

Exam Fri 03.05.2019 17:00 - 20:00

Study material

Type Name Author ISBN Additional information Language Examination material
Book An Introduction to Statistical Learning Gareth James, Daniela Witten, Trevor Hastie and Robert Tibshirani Introductory overview of many methods discussed in the lectures. English No
Book Statistics and Data Analysis for Microarrays Using R and Bioconductor Sorin Drăghici Introduction to the analysis of microarray data. English No