INF-22803 Intro to Data Structures and Algorithms for Health


Studiepunten 3.00

Course coordinator(s)dr. SA Osinga
dr. Q Liu
Lecturer(s)dr. Q Liu
dr. SA Osinga
Examiner(s)dr. SA Osinga

Language of instruction:


Assumed knowledge on:

Basic and Advanced Statistics, a basic working knowledge on the R statistical toolbox (as obtained in a.o. Advanced Statistics for Nutritionists), Introduction Epidemiology and Public Health

Continuation courses:

Data Science Minor


This course will introduce students to basic concepts of computing and problem solving. The course will start with introducing concepts like computer, programming language, software program, and computer architecture. Subsequently, the concepts of basic data structures and algorithms will be explained and demonstrated in the application of the health domain. Students will learn to identify the algorithms and data structures for the corresponding problems in the health domain. With the provided hands-on experience students will learn to make balanced decisions in selecting and applying suitable data structures and algorithms.

Learning outcomes:

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:
- show insight in basic computer science terminology and concepts;
- identify several approaches to problem solving;
- explain key concepts of data structures and algorithms;
- compare and select suitable basic data structures for health related data;
- implement a proper data structure for health related data;
- get acquainted with health related data problems and selected algorithms;


Lectures, tutorials and computer-based practicals.


Written exam (both closed and/or open questions)

Verplicht voor: BVGNutrition and HealthBSc4AF