University of Pittsburgh

2062

Course Title: 
Problem-Oriented Programming in Medical Informatics (BIOINF 2012)
Credits: 
3
Description: 

This course is designed to extend an experienced students' programming abilities through review of current program design and coding techniques, including fourth-generation languages, the unified modeling language (UML), object-oriented programming and extreme programming. The course includes a strong practical programming component based on the python language that includes in-class laboratories, weekly practical programming problems, and midterm and final programming projects. Programming assignments are drawn from areas relevant to medical informatics such as structured text and image processing, network communications, database management, natural language processing, expert systems, etc. Through the course students learn to understand the programming process at a practical level and gain the ability to independently create useful software tools. Special permission from instructor is required for this course.

Prerequisites: 
none
Recitations: 
none
Expected Class Size: 
8-16 students
Frequency: 
This course is usually offered in the fall term.
Fall 2014, Fall 2015

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