Hardware of a computer: CPU, memory and I/O devices. System, application, and communication software. Digital biomedical data processing systems. Classification, coding and computerized management of biomedical information.
STATISTICAL AND COMPUTER METHODS FOR MEDICAL DECISION MAKING
The concept of absolute and conditional probability.
Bayes theorem and its applications. Diagnostic tests.
Pattern recognition and cluster analysis.
BIOMEDICAL SIGNALS AND INSTRUMENTATION
Definition of signal. Temporal, spatial and spatio-temporal signals, periodic and aperiodic.
Acquisition and measurement of biomedical signals: transducers, or sensors, filters, actuators.
Frequency analysis of biomedical signals: series and Fourier transform, bandwidth of a signal. Sampling and analog-to-digital conversion of a biomedical signal.
Acquisition and processing of digital biomedical images and videos.
Physical-mathematical modeling of physiological and biomedical systems. Functional mathematical models: compartment models.
Classification of biomedical instruments.
biomedical instrumentation for measurement and modeling of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems.
Diagnostic imaging methods: ultrasonography, CT and MRI.
Artificial organs and prosthetic aids: pacemaker, defibrillator, mechanical ventilator, artificial heart, intra-aortic balloon.