The book provides doctors, biologists and computer scientists a comprehensive and understandable introduction to medical computer science and bioinformatics. The presentation of the topics is adapted to the course content of these new disciplines.
In the first chapters, the basic concepts of medicine (as anatomy, biochemistry, physiology, genetics, health) and computer science (for example, algorithms, databases, Internet, Software Engineering) are explained. This allows quick access to the respective complementary field. In the following chapters all relevant issues of medical computer science (for example, hospital information systems, PACS, data protection, ICD, DRG, computer-based training) and bioinformatics (for example sequence analysis, gene databases, proteomics, genomics, gene expression analysis) are clearly illustrated.