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FHNW Muttenz (img: Juri Junkov)

FHNW Muttenz (img: Juri Junkov)


Computer science and medicine are coming together

The University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW) is launching a new Masters course in Medical Informatics. It will look at topics such as the synergy between internet-linked pacemakers and medical knowledge.

According to a press release, the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW) will be offering the new course in Muttenz and Olten SO from autumn 2019. The English-language study program will be run jointly by the School for Life Sciences FHNW and the School of Business FHNW.

The course focuses on the interface between medicine and computer science. On the one side are, for example, health apps, fitness trackers and internet-linked pacemakers and, on the other molecular biological and medical know-how. Students will examine “how digital technologies and artificial intelligence can bring concrete advances in healthcare”. They will also deal with information technologies that can have benefits for the pharmaceutical industry.

 “Personalized medicine plays a big role here because working with digital data also opens up other subject areas, such as data security, control mechanisms as well as ethical aspects”, says Enkelejda Miho, Head of the Medical Informatics program at the School for Life Sciences FHNW.

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