Introduction to Medical Informatics

Completion:credit+exam (written)
Type of
Hour/semLecturesSem. ExercisesLab. exercisesComp. exercisesOther
Guarantee:Provazník Ivo, prof. Ing., Ph.D., DBME
Lecturer:Provazník Ivo, prof. Ing., Ph.D., DBME
Faculty:Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communication BUT
Department:Department of Biomedical Engineering FEEC BUT
Learning objectives:
  The course should provide the student with the basic theoretical knowledge and practical experience from the area of medical informatics and bioinformatics. The knowledge covers area of processing of specific medical and biological data and computer-aided medical diagnostics.
  Computers in medicine and biology. Data in medicine. Electronic healt record. Probability reasoning. Fuzzy logic. Expert systems. Biomedical statistics. Traditional genetics. Genomics, proteomics and taxonomy. Processing of biological sequences. Standards in medical informatics.
Knowledge and skills required for the course:
  The subject knowledge on the secondary school level is required.
Learning outcomes and competences:
  Basic knowledge and skills in medical informatics with particular emphasis to processing of medical data.
Syllabus of lectures:
  1. Computers in medicine and biology.
  2. Data in medicine.
  3. Electronic healt record.
  4. Probability reasoning.
  5. Fuzzy logic.
  6. Expert systems.
  7. Biomedical statistics.
  8. Traditional genetics.
  9. Genomics, proteomics and taxonomy.
  10. Processing of biological sequences.
  11. Standards in medical informatics.
Study literature:
  • Zvárová, J. Biomedicínská informatika I. Karolinum, Praha, 2002. ISBN: 80-246-0609-7 (in Czech)
  • Zvárová, J. Biomedicínská statistika I. Karolinum, Praha, 2007. ISBN: 978-80-7184-786-1 (in Czech)
  • Novák, V. Základy fuzzy modelování. BEN - Technická literatura, 2002. ISBN: 80-7300-009-1 (in Czech)
  • Berka, P. Dobývání znalostí z databází. Praha, Academia 2003 (in Czech)
  • Kelemen J. a kol.: Tvorba expertních systémů v prostředí CLIPS. Praha, Grada 1999 (in Czech)
  • Kejnovský, E., Hobza, R. Evoluční genomika, Elportál, Brno:Masarykova univerzita, 2006. ISSN 1802-128X (in Czech)
Controlled instruction:
  Extent and forms are specified by guarantor's regulation updated for every academic year.
Progress assessment:
  Requirements for successful completion of the subject are specified by guarantor's regulation updated for every academic year.