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Course Catalog 2014-2015

SGN-50006 Introduction to Information Technology for Health and Biology, 3 cr

Person responsible

Ilkka Korhonen, Olli Yli-Harja


Study type P1 P2 P3 P4 Summer Implementations Lecture times and places
 2 h/week
 2 h/week




SGN-50006 2014-01 Friday 10 - 12 , TB224


Participation in learning events and learning diary.
Completion parts must belong to the same implementation

Learning Outcomes

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.

Assessment scale:

Evaluation scale passed/failed will be used on the course

Partial passing:

Completion parts must belong to the same implementation

Study material

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  

Additional information about prerequisites
No prerequisites

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Correspondence of content

There is no equivalence with any other courses

More precise information per implementation

Implementation Description Methods of instruction Implementation
SGN-50006 2014-01 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.        

Last modified02.09.2014