The volume of big data is growing faster in healthcare than in any other sector and promises unprecedented opportunities for developing precision medicine. As a result, it is forecast that in the coming years there will be an increasing workforce demand for biomedical data scientists equipped with the necessary interdisciplinary mind-set to handle health-related big data and create value from it.
The university master's programme in Biomedical Data Science has been designed to anticipate this demand and mainly aims to provide the interdisciplinary training needed to process, manage, analyse, and model large-scale biomedical data.
Promoted by Bioinformatics Barcelona (BIB), the master's programme is a joint-collective effort between seven public universities (Universitat Rovira i Virgili as coordinating university, Universitat Politènica de Catalunya, Universitat de Barcelona, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Universitat de Girona, Universitat de Lleida, Universitat de Vic), hospitals across the Catalan health system; and companies from the biomedical and/or pharma sectors. This partnership will ensure that the programme is of the very highest quality.