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Biomedical Information Technology MIT An online course module by Forbes Dewey, Hanry Yu and Sourav Saha Bhowmick, Massachustess Institute of Technology. 2009. "This course teaches the design of contemporary information systems for biological and medical data. Examples are chosen from biology and medicine to illustrate complete life cycle information systems, beginning with data acquisition, following to data storage and finally to retrieval and analysis. Design of appropriate databases, client-server strategies, data interchange protocols, and computational modeling architectures. Students are expected to have some familiarity with scientific application software and a basic understanding of at least one contemporary programming language (e.g. C, C++, Java, Lisp, Perl, Python). A major term project is required of all students. This subject is open to motivated seniors having a strong interest in biomedical engineering and information system design with the ability to carry out a significant independent project." BY-NC-SA
Biomedical Computing MIT An online course module by Peter Szolovits and Gil Alterovitz, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 2010. "Analyzes computational needs of clinical medicine reviews systems and approaches that have been used to support those needs, and the relationship between clinical data and gene and protein measurements. Topics: the nature of clinical data; architecture and design of healthcare information systems; privacy and security issues; medical expertsystems; introduction to bioinformatics. Case studies and guest lectures describe contemporary systems and research projects. Term project using large clinical and genomic data sets integrates classroom topics." BY-NC-SA
Frontiers of Biomedical Engineering Yale Online course module by W. Mark Saltzman at Yale University.  2008.  "The course covers basic concepts of biomedical engineering and their connection with the spectrum of human activity. It serves as an introduction to the fundamental science and engineering on which biomedical engineering is based. Case studies of drugs and medical products illustrate the product development-product testing cycle, patent protection, and FDA approval. It is designed for science and non-science majors."  The course includes recorded sessions and requires the purchase of supporting textbooks for readings.  BY-NC-SA
Biomedical Engineering Seminar Series: Topics in Medical Ethics adn Responsible Conduct in Research MIT An online course module by Jonathan Rosen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 2006. "This seminar based course explores techniques for recognizing, analyzing, and resolving ethical dilemmas facing healthcare professionals and biomedical researchers in today's highly regulated environment. Guest lectures by practicing clinicians, technologists, researchers, and regulators will include case studies, interactive small group discussions, and role-playing simulations. Professional conduct topics will include authorship, conflict of interest, data acquisition and management, and the protection of human subjects and animals involved in research programs." BY-NC-SA
Systems Microbiology MIT Online course module by David Schauer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 2006. "This course covers introductory microbiology from a systems perspective, considering microbial diversity, population dynamics, and genomics. Emphasis is placed on the delicate balance between microbes and humans, and the changes that result in the emergence of infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance. The case study approach covers such topics as vaccines, toxins, biodefense, and infections including Legionnaire’s disease, tuberculosis, Helicobacter pylori, and plague.  BY-NC-SA


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