Medical Informatics (BA)
Staring from the 3rd semester, students can choose the specialization Medical informatics. Medical informatics applies for the medical hardware of diagnostics. It comprises the basic physical principles, anatomy and the interfaces, which are to expect at the device edge. An important interface type is image and data analysis. Many diagnostic devices rely on imaging of certain biological phenomena. Device interfaces and the data acquired herewith is the starting-point for the topics of medical informatics.
The specialization into medical informatics starts with the teaching of medical terminology in Latin. This enable the students to understand the basics of human medicine. After introduction into the Latin terminology, the principles of physics of biological processes are offered in the module Medical biophysics. In the advanced semester, the Physiology and Anatomy is introduced. In Medical biology, the practical applications in medicine, health care and laboratory diagnostics are offered. Further, Radiation and Instrumental Diagnostics deal with the physical principle of image acquisition, visualizing research methods. It is taught for the methods such as ultrasound, X-ray, magnetic resonance (MRI) and radioisotope.
Device operators need support from medical informatics for data processing and storage. The topics of data processing are offered as elective modules and covers wide range of applications such as Obtaining and Processing of Medical Data, Multimedia Systems and Telemedicine, Signal Processing of Medical Devices and Medical Informatics and Statistics.