Research Assistant: Mastering Biomedical Concepts through Technology-Enhanced Learning ToolsSemester Course

Research Assistant: Mastering Biomedical Concepts through Technology-Enhanced Learning Tools
Major Discipline(s)
Biomedicine / Biotechnology
Elective Course
Fall/Spring semester

Developments in the biomedical field are advancing at an accelerated pace and innovations are increasingly complex, enlarging the gap between those who do and do not solidly understand biomedical concepts, such as the acquisition, analysis, and utility of genomics towards the development of precision medicine. In this project, you take an active role in understanding complex biomedical concepts, with the purpose of designing innovative strategies to help communicate and internalize these concepts.

Students enrolled in this project:

  • Investigate and acquire thorough understanding of specific complex biomedical concepts and the most relevant tasks that learners execute to master these concepts
  • Interact with computer science students and faculty from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH, Stockholm, Sweden) to learn about visualization and other computer science tools that could facilitate user-friendly internalization of biomedical concepts
  • Participate in the design of technology-enhanced learning systems to convey biomedical concepts in a user-friendly manner
  • Participate in building simple prototypes of technology-enhanced systems
  • Conduct preliminary testing of designs with pilot users to select and refine systems suitable for conveying complex biomedical concepts

Related Discipline(s)

This course would also be of interest to the following discipline(s):
Computer Science, Education / Educational Studies


Natalia Landázuri Sáenz

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA (2005).  Post-doctoral fellow, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA. Associate Professor Biomedicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. Fulbright scholar (1999-2001).  Research in genetic engineering, regenerative medicine, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. Has created, designed, implemented and evaluated courses at university level. Acted as Pedagogical Advisor, Development and Regeneration Doctoral Program, Karolinska Institutet. Has participated in national and international committees to evaluate and promote scientific and academic advancements. With DIS since 2017.