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Unit of study_

COMP5424: Information Technology in Biomedicine

Information technology (IT) has significantly contributed to the research and practice of medicine, biology and health care. The IT field is growing enormously in scope with biomedicine taking a lead role in utilising the evolving applications to its best advantage. The goal of this unit of study is to provide students with the necessary knowledge to understand the information technology in biomedicine. The major emphasis will be on the principles associated with biomedical digital imaging systems and related biomedicine data processing, analysis, visualisation, registration, modelling, retrieval and management. A broad range of practical integrated clinical applications will be also elaborated.

Code COMP5424
Academic unit Computer Science
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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None
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None
Assumed knowledge:
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Experience with software development as covered in SOFT2412 or COMP9103 (or equivalent UoS from different institutions).

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. apply biomedical data processing and analysis techniques to ITB real cases and applications
  • LO2. apply learned core ITB knowledge to solve problems and provide optimal ITB solutions
  • LO3. understanding key sampling and acquisition techniques for biomedical data
  • LO4. understand various registration and fusion approaches for biomedical data
  • LO5. understand the-state-of-the-art of biomedical data visualization applications
  • LO6. have obtained research and development skills in advanced biomedical data modelling.

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