Biomedical Information Technology OpenCourseWare: MIT's Graduate Level Free Course on Information System Design

Published Jan 16, 2009

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Graduate students will learn about complex information systems for biological and medical applications in 'Biomedical Information Technology' OpenCourseWare. The free course is offered through the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) Biological Engineering Department. This course is useful to graduate students pursuing biological engineering, mechanical engineering, information systems design or similar degrees.

Biomedical Information Technology: Course Specifics

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Biomedical Information Technology: Course Description

'Biomedical Information Technology' OpenCourseWare teaches students how to work with high-tech information systems for medical and biological data applications. With advanced technological systems increasing at a rapid rate, it is essential for students to learn all of the functions within information systems used in biomedical facilities. In this free course, graduate students will learn how to design various information systems, process medical data, store, retrieve and analyze data. Some of the lecture topics discussed include data interchange protocols, database design, computational modeling architectures and client-server strategies. Students taking this course should have previous knowledge of scientific Web-based programming and have previous experience working with at least one computer programming language, such as Java, C++, C, Python, Perl or Lisp.

This OpenCourseWare includes lecture notes, lecture slides, readings, assignments and a term project. If you would like to take this free course, visit the biomedical technology course page.

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