Introduction to Computer Applications in Health Care & Biomedicine (BINFGU4001)
Instructor: Prof. Gamze Gürsoy (gg2845 at columbia.edu)
Time/date: Monday/Wednesday 4:10pm-5:25pm Location: Pupin 414 (Morningside campus)
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.
A near complete syllabus of the class can be found here.