Ira J Kalet
H A&S 396
Special courses drawn from interdisciplinary groups in the natural sciences. Content varies.
This course is MEBI 550, Knowledge Representation and Applications, cross listed as HA&S 396 D. For full information, refer to the ICD for that course listing, and also the course web site listed below.
Although a graduate course, the material is very accessible to any students with a modest amount of technical background, or even just interest and willingness to learn. The use of computing ideas and technology in biology and medicine is one of the fastest growing and intriguing areas of science and health care today. The course provides a fast paced introduction to the specific area of representing biomedical data and knowledge in computers and using it for real life applications.
Student learning goals
see MEBI 550 course web page or MEBI 550 ICD
General method of instruction
Lecture and discussion - a small class (15-20 students)
Experience with computer programming, at the level of CSE 142 or equivalent, basic background in biology, some familiarity with medicine and health.
Class assignments and grading
Programming, problem solving, some essays
Homework, class participation and a project to be presented in class instead of a final exam