Mount Sinai School of Medicine has signed an agreement with Coursera that will make Mount Sinai graduate and medical school courses freely available online.
Mount Sinai will begin by offering three courses that focus on training students to use computation to convert the information in large and small data-sets in biomedical sciences to understand disease progression, adverse events in individual patients, and to predict efficacy of drug therapy. The three courses - Introduction to Systems Biology, Network Analysis in Systems Biology, and Dynamical Modeling Methods for Systems Biology – will be offered in 2013. The courses provide a solid basis for understanding the new era of personalized and precision medicine that is being made possible by advanced gene sequencing technologies.
The development of these courses has been supported in part by a Systems Biology Center grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, part of the National Institutes of Health.