Graduate Diploma in Big Data Processing for Life Sciences
These are the times of Big Data, in which different technologies produce thousands of terabytes of data every minute. In the life sciences, this information is important in the areas of health. By processing these huge volumes of data together it is possible to generate new knowledge to help us better understand diseases, identify new therapeutic pathways and accelerate the translation of new discoveries to use in patient care, thus advancing towards personalised medicine and a more efficient healthcare system.
Generating new knowledge and technologies from Big Data is a process that consists of several stages. Although we tend to focus our attention on the data analysis phase, the other stages are also important: extraction, integration, visualisation or modelling. Some factors that need to be taken into account in this complex process are heterogeneity, scalability, response times and data protection.
It is important to train up professionals who are familiar with the new strategies, methodologies and tools for processing and analysing data. This program offered by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) has been designed in order to improve our understanding of systems and our decision-making in the life sciences.
- 1 Semester (35 ECTS)
- On site
- Spanish (50%), Catalan (30%) and English (20%)