Hasso-Plattner-InstitutSDG am HPI
Hasso-Plattner-InstitutDSG am HPI

Fundamentals of Programming for Digital Health (Wintersemester 2021/2022)

Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Bert Arnrich (Digital Health - Connected Healthcare)

General Information

  • Weekly Hours: 4
  • Credits: 6
  • Graded: yes
  • Enrolment Deadline: 01.10.2021 - 22.10.2021
  • Teaching Form: Lecture / Project
  • Enrolment Type: Bridge Module
  • Course Language: English

Programs & Modules

Digital Health MA
  • Fundamentals of Programming


The course starts on Thursday, 28 October

Bridge Module 'IT Track'

  • Introduces basic concepts of programming with the R programming language.
  • Course topics include an introduction into basic data structures (vector, matrix, lists, data frames, etc.), program control statements (conditional execution, for and while loops, etc.), data visualization and input/output.


  • Weekly quiz
  • Midterm exam
  • Final exam


The course starts on Thursday, 28 October (exercises)

General times are

  • Mondays (lecture) 11am-12:30pm, virtually
  • Thursdays (excercises) 9:15 am-10:45am in presence in G.2.U.10-14 (Campus III, Basement)

For those on campus: If desired, room G2.2. U 10-14 (computer pool room in the basement) can be used in order not to follow the Monday lecture from home