Course Catalog 2014-2015
SGN-50006 Introduction to Information Technology for Health and Biology, 3 cr
Ilkka Korhonen, Olli Yli-Harja
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Participation in learning events and learning diary.
Completion parts must belong to the same implementation
In this course, the student will learn to: - define what are Computational Systems Biology and Processing of physiological signals and images and which subareas they cover. - list basic computational methods used in these disciplines and understand for what purposes they can be used - understand how computational methods can be used to solve problems involving measurement data. - understand how to perform data acquisition for biological data of various origin - independently search for information and available methods to solve practical problems.
|Content||Core content||Complementary knowledge||Specialist knowledge|
|1.||Defining the area of information technology for health and biology, key terminology, needs and benefits.||Current topics in computational methods in biosignal processing, medical image processing and systems biology research.|
|2.||Applications of signal processing in systems biology and health informatics, and their key benefits.||Examples of applications with key benefits.|
|3.||Models in systems biology (e.g. deterministic and stochastic models of cellular processes).|
|4.||Mathematical and computational methods in sequence analysis and genomic expression analysis.|
Instructions for students on how to achieve the learning outcomes
Pass / fail. To pass the course student needs to attend learning events and complete the learning diary (accept/fail). At least 1 page description per lecture and attendance to 80% of lectures or more are required. The exercises consist of visits to laboratories, research teams, and/or companies involved in research in these areas. Information on these will be provided in advance in the lectures. There will be 4 visits. In the visits, the students will sign a presence list.
Evaluation scale passed/failed will be used on the course
|Type||Name||Author||ISBN||URL||Edition, availability, ...||Examination material||Language|
|Lecture slides||Lecture notes for Introduction to information technology and health||Andre Ribeiro, Ilkka Korhonen, Olli Yliharja||Yes||English|
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There is no equivalence with any other courses
More precise information per implementation
|Implementation||Description||Methods of instruction||Implementation|
|The course will provide an overview on applications of information technology for health and biology. The emphasis is on computational methods for processing, analyzing and modeling of health and biological data.|