Introduction to Computer Applications in Health Care & Biomedicine (BINFGU4001 & COMS W4560)
Instructor and Course Coordinator: Prof. Gamze Gürsoy (gg2845 at cumc.columbia.edu)
TAs: Kayla Schiffer-Kane (khs2138 at cumc.columbia.edu) and Andrey Zaznaev (az2732 at cumc.columbia.edu)
Time/date: Tuesday/Thursday 4:10pm-5:25pm Location: Pupin 414 (Morningside campus)
A syllabus of the class can be found here.
Final project description can be found here. You’re encouraged to consult with Prof. Gürsoy on the design of your project. To schedule a zoom or in-person office hour with her, please use this link. A guideline for the project presentations can be found here.
BINF4001 is the introductory class for the Biomedical Informatics and taught on Morningside campus (room Pupin 414). This class spans an overview of the field of biomedical informatics, combining perspectives from medicine, computer science, and social science. It outlines the use of computers and information in health care and the biomedical sciences, covering specific applications and general methods, current issues, capabilities and limitations of biomedical informatics.
Biomedical Informatics studies the organization of medical information, the effective management of information using computer technology, and the impact of such technology on medical research, education, and patient care. The field explores techniques for assessing current information practices, determining the information needs of health care providers and patients, developing interventions using computer technology, and evaluating the impact of those interventions.