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inf522 - Information Processing in Bio-Medical Research (Complete module description)
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Module label Information Processing in Bio-Medical Research
Module abbreviation inf522
Credit points 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
Institute directory Department of Computing Science
Applicability of the module
  • Master's Programme Computing Science (Master) > Angewandte Informatik
  • Master's Programme Engineering of Socio-Technical Systems (Master) > Embedded Brain Computer Interaction
  • Master's Programme Engineering of Socio-Technical Systems (Master) > Human-Computer Interaction
  • Master's Programme Engineering of Socio-Technical Systems (Master) > Systems Engineering
Responsible persons
  • Wulff, Antje (module responsibility)
  • Kaspar, Mathias (Module counselling)
  • Lehrenden, Die im Modul (authorised to take exams)
Skills to be acquired in this module
The students are aware of the requirements of biomedical research information processing and technologies. They know, develop and evaluate apporaches.

Professional competences:
The students:
  • Know the principles of biomedical research and identify resulting requirements and develop appropriate solutions
  • Know the regulatory guidelines and assess the suitability of (IT) solutions or develop them
  • Plan, apply, evaluate, report and assess IT solution evaluation studies
  • Are aware of the biomedical research responsibility and the ethical challenges

Methodological competences:
The students:
  • Search literature systematically
  • Plan and assess clinical studies
  • Develop concepts for a data privacy and GCP conform study management
  • Know and apply medical classification systems
  • Validate and run software for clinical trials, cohorts and registries
  • Plan and assess healthcare IT studies

Social competences:
The students:
  • Present solutions/results
  • Discuss studies constructively, professionally and appropriately
  • Discuss ethical biomedical research problems from different points of view

The students:
  • Reflect their own values and attitudes in the context of medical and biomedical research border areas
  • Reflect their self-capacity with regard to the responsibilty and the workload during the implementation of studies and the operation of study information systems
Module contents
  • Basics / Biomedical research theory
  • Systematic literature research, repositories
  • Study schedule and method design
  • Biomedical research regulatory framework
  • Biomedical research ethics
  • IT infrastructure in research / IT components incl. molecular medicine
  • (Data) privacy
  • Operating of software for clinical trials, cohorts and registries
  • Clinical study report standards (Equator-Network), review process
  • Evaluation of healthcare IT (GEP-HI and STARE-HI) / evidence based healthcare informatics
Recommended reading
Wird im Modul bekannt gegeben
Languages of instruction German, English
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency once a year
Module capacity unlimited (
Reference text
Type of module je nach Studiengang Pflicht oder Wahlpflicht
Module level AS (Akzentsetzung / Accentuation)
Teaching/Learning method V+Ü
Previous knowledge Medizin für Informatiker, Statistik
Type of course Comment SWS Frequency Workload of compulsory attendance
Lecture 2 WiSe 28
Exercises 2 WiSe 28
Total module attendance time 56 h
Examination Examination times Type of examination
Final exam of module
At the end of the lecture period
Written exam