COMP5424: Information Technology in Biomedicine (2014 - Semester 1)

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Unit: COMP5424: Information Technology in Biomedicine (6 CP)
Mode: Normal-Day
On Offer: Yes
Level: Postgraduate
Faculty/School: School of Information Technologies
Unit Coordinator/s: Dr Cai, Tom
Session options: Semester 1
Versions for this Unit:
Site(s) for this Unit:
Campus: Camperdown/Darlington
Pre-Requisites: None.
Brief Handbook Description: 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 utilizing 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, visualization, registration, modelling, compression, management, communication and security. Specialist areas such as Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS), computer-aided diagnosis (CAD), content-based medical image retrieval (CBMIR), and ubiquitous m-Health, etc. will be addressed. A broad range of practical integrated clinical applications will be also elaborated.
Assumed Knowledge: None.
Lecturer/s: Dr Cai, Tom
Prof Feng, David
Timetable: COMP5424 Timetable
Time Commitment:
# Activity Name Hours per Week Sessions per Week Weeks per Semester
1 Lecture 2.00 1 13
2 Tutorial 1.00 1 13
3 Independent Study 6.00 1 13
T&L Activities: Tutorial: Students are expected to attend all scheduled tutorials.

Independent Study: Students are expected to undertake prescribed reading and practical work besides understanding lecture contents

Attributes listed here represent the key course goals (see Course Map tab) designated for this unit. The list below describes how these attributes are developed through practice in the unit. See Learning Outcomes and Assessment tabs for details of how these attributes are assessed.

Attribute Development Method Attribute Developed
Students will be required to apply the knowledge and skills learned from this unit of study to solve specific problems in various ITB areas. Design (Level 4)
Students will master principles and practices of biomedical data processing, analysis, visualization, registration, modelling, management and communication. Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 4)
Students will gain practical and research experiences in ITB areas. Professional Conduct (Level 4)

For explanation of attributes and levels see Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table.

Learning outcomes are the key abilities and knowledge that will be assessed in this unit. They are listed according to the course goal supported by each. See Assessment Tab for details how each outcome is assessed.

Design (Level 4)
1. Ability to apply biomedical data processing and analysis techniques to ITB real cases and applications.
2. Apply learned core ITB knowledge to solve problems and provide optimal ITB solutions.
Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 4)
3. Understanding key sampling and acquisition techniques for biomedical data.
4. Understand various registration and fusion approaches for biomedical data.
5. Understand the-state-of-the-art of biomedical data visualization applications.
Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 4)
6. Obtain research and development skills in advanced biomedical data modelling.
Assessment Methods:
# Name Group Weight Due Week Outcomes
1 Lab Skills No 10.00 Week 12 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,
2 Assignment No 20.00 Week 12 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,
3 Quiz No 10.00 Week 7 1, 2, 3, 4,
4 Final Exam No 60.00 Exam Period 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,
Assessment Description: Lab Skills: Lab Activities

Assignment: Assignment

Quiz: Quiz
Grading:
Grade Type Description
Standards Based Assessment Final grades in this unit are awarded at levels of HD (High Distinction), D (Distinction), CR (Credit), P (Pass) and F (Fail) as defined by University of Sydney Assessment Policy. Details of the Assessment Policy are available on the Policies website at http://sydney.edu.au/policies . Standards for grades in individual assessment tasks and the summative method for obtaining a final mark in the unit will be set out in a marking guide supplied by the unit coordinator.
Policies & Procedures: IMPORTANT: School policy relating to Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism.

In assessing a piece of submitted work, the School of IT may reproduce it entirely, may provide a copy to another member of faculty, and/or to an external plagiarism checking service or in-house computer program and may also maintain a copy of the assignment for future checking purposes and/or allow an external service to do so.

Other policies

See the policies page of the faculty website at http://sydney.edu.au/engineering/student-policies/ for information regarding university policies and local provisions and procedures within the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies.
Prescribed Text/s: Note: Students are expected to have a personal copy of all books listed.
  • Biomedical Information Technology
Online Course Content: www.it.usyd.edu.au/~comp5424

Note that the "Weeks" referred to in this Schedule are those of the official university semester calendar https://web.timetable.usyd.edu.au/calendar.jsp

Week Description
Week 1 Introduction to ITB
Week 2 Medical Data Sampling and Acquisition
Week 3 Medical Data Processing and Analysis (1)
Week 4 Medical Data Processing and Analysis (2)
Week 5 Medical Data Registration and Fusion
Week 6 Medical Data Visualization and Display
Week 7 Workshop: Computer-Aided Diagnosis (CAD)
Assessment Due: Quiz
Week 8 Medical Data Modeling and Simulation (1)
Week 9 Medical Data Modeling and Simulation (2)
Week 10 Medical Data Modeling and Simulation (3)
Week 11 Advanced Medical Image Computing
Week 12 Workshop: ITB Research Presentations
Assessment Due: Lab Skills
Assessment Due: Assignment
Week 13 Course Review and Revision
Exam Period Assessment Due: Final Exam

Course Relations

The following is a list of courses which have added this Unit to their structure.

Course Year(s) Offered
Biomedical - Chemical and Biomolecular Major 2013, 2014
Biomedical - Electrical Major 2013, 2014
Biomedical - Information Technology Major 2013, 2014
Biomedical - Mechanical Major 2013, 2014
Biomedical - Mechatronics Major 2013, 2014
Bachelor of Computer Science and Technology (Honours) 2013, 2014
Biomedical Engineering / Law 2013, 2014
Biomedical Engineering / Arts 2013, 2014
Biomedical Engineering / Commerce 2013, 2014
Biomedical Engineering / Medical Science 2013, 2014
Biomedical Engineering / Project Management 2013, 2014
Biomedical Engineering / Science 2013, 2014
Software 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Software Engineering / Arts 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Software Engineering / Commerce 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Software Engineering / Medical Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Software Engineering / Project Management 2012, 2013, 2014
Software Engineering / Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Bachelor of Information Technology (Computer Science) 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Information Technology (Computer Science)/Arts 2012, 2013, 2014
Information Technology (Computer Science) / Commerce 2012, 2013, 2014
Information Technology (Computer Science) / Medical Science 2012, 2013, 2014
Information Technology (Computer Science) / Science 2012, 2013, 2014
Information Technology (Computer Science) / Law 2012, 2013, 2014
Bachelor of Information Technology (Information Systems) 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Information Technology (Information Systems)/Arts 2012, 2013, 2014
Information Technology (Information Systems) / Commerce 2012, 2013, 2014
Information Technology (Information Systems) / Medical Science 2012, 2013, 2014
Information Technology (Information Systems) / Science 2012, 2013, 2014
Information Technology (Information Systems) / Law 2012, 2013, 2014
Graduate Certificate in Engineering 2011
Graduate Certificate in Information Technology 2012, 2013, 2014
Graduate Diploma in Engineering 2011
Graduate Diploma in Information Technology 2012, 2013, 2014
Master of Engineering (2013+ ) 2014
Master of Information Technology 2014

Course Goals

This unit contributes to the achievement of the following course goals:

Attribute Practiced Assessed
Design (Level 4) Yes 35.01%
Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 4) Yes 50.01%
Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 4) No 15%
Professional Conduct (Level 4) Yes 0%

These goals are selected from Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table which defines overall goals for courses where this unit is primarily offered. See Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table for details of the attributes and levels to be developed in the course as a whole. Percentage figures alongside each course goal provide a rough indication of their relative weighting in assessment for this unit. Note that not all goals are necessarily part of assessment. Some may be more about practice activity. See Learning outcomes for details of what is assessed in relation to each goal and Assessment for details of how the outcome is assessed. See Attributes for details of practice provided for each goal.