As the emerging discipline of Computational Health Sciences pervades every aspect of medical research and practice, so grow our training offerings.
Computational Sciences & Informatics
At UCSF, students can obtain a unique, research-based education geared toward using the science of computation as the fulcrum that leverages multidisciplinary data to solve pressing biomedical problems.
~ Ryan Hernandez, Associate Professor, BioMedical Informatics at UCSF
UCSF offers a range of courses and independent study in biomedical informatics, covering: imaging, computational genomics and algorithm design.
Molecular study courses cover computation particular to molecular, cellular, developmental systems and computational biology.
We offer Systems Biology courses include a mathematical approach. Biological systems often solve problems through distributed computations, where individual agents (proteins, cells, organisms) collect information and dynamically interact to accomplish a task.
We offer PSPG 245B, a course on Systems Pharmacology, with experimental and computational methods applied to pharmacogenomics.
Inferential Sciences & BioStatistics
Inferential sciences provide both, the methods that support population health, and the perspective of understanding and acting on disease from basic biologic mechanism to health policies. They are the “epicenter” of any interdisciplinary team.
~ Robert Hiatt, Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, UCSF
Related Educational Opportunities
Digital Health curricula support and events between UCSF and partners in industry are hosted by the Center for Digital Health Innovation.
These popular two-day workshops use the Software Carpentry method to introduce learners to programming tools and techniques that they can integrate into their research workflow. Given the focus on building practical skills, the workshops include several practice exercises and quizzes throughout the day. The workshop instructors and UCSF Library team worked together to select the following modules for the workshop:
- Introduction to the Unix shell
- Introduction to Python
- Intermediate Python
- Version control with Git and GitHub
Stay tuned for the calendar of upcoming workshops.