The widespread adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) has created a new source of “bigdata”—namely, the record of routine clinical practice—as a by-product of care. Can we use this data to save lives and promote wellbeing?
Upon completing this course, you should be able to:
The overall goal of this course is to prepare you to discover meaningful clinical knowledge using healthcare data. In addition, the practical skills you will learn in this class will be applicable to any task involving data manipulation and analysis.
The course will use real, de-identified, large size patient datasets for home work projects associated with the course.
This course is also offered in a two credit version (BIOMEDIN 225) which meets at the same time and requires completing two home work assignments, journal club, and the in-class writing assignment.
Prerequisites: CS 106A; familiarity with statistics (STATS 60 or equivalent) and biology.
Highly recommended: STATS 216.
Recommended: CS 145 or CS 246, CS 229, STATS 305 or HRP 258.
Schedule: TUE, THU 1:30 PM - 2:50 PM
Lectures: Gates B3 (Fall 2017). Lectures are recorded
Videos: https://mvideox.stanford.edu/Course/777 (posted about two hours after the class ends)
Discussion Sections: Some Wednesdays 12 - 1 PM, in MSOB room 275 (see class announcements)
Office hours: Fridays 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM, in MSOB X237
Syllabus: 2017 Syllabus
Course materials: Go to https://canvas.stanford.edu/ and join BIOMEDIN 215
TAs: Alejandro Schuler (aschuler AT stanford.edu), Stephen Pfohl (spfohl AT stanford.edu), Craig Smail (csmail AT stanford.edu)
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