Hasso-Plattner-Institut25 Jahre HPI
Hasso-Plattner-Institut25 Jahre HPI

Fundamentals of Programming for Digital Health (Wintersemester 2023/2024)

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

General Information

  • Weekly Hours: 4
  • Credits: 6
  • Graded: yes
  • Enrolment Deadline: 01.10.2023 - 31.10.2023
  • Examination time §9 (4) BAMA-O: 12.02.2024
  • Teaching Form: Lecture / Exercises / Tutorial
  • Enrolment Type: Bridge Module
  • Course Language: English

Programs, Module Groups & Modules

Digital Health MA
  • Brückemodule
    • HPI-DHBM-PR Fundamentals of Programming


This course introduces basic concepts of programming in R and Python for Digital Health.

Topics for each language include data structures, program control statements (conditional execution, loops, etc.), data input/output, analysis and visualization.

Grading is based on a 90-minute exam per language (each weighted 50%).

The lectures are presented in online videos and accompanied by interactive programming exercises. The tutorial sessions take place on mondays (13:30-15:00) in G2.U.10 (Campus III, Digital Health Center, basement floor).

Please register for the learning materials, discussion forum and announcements in the openHPI course: https://open.hpi.de/courses/hpi-dh-fprog2023


Lecture / Exercises / Tutorial


Grading is based on

  • R exam in December (50%)
  • Python exam in February (50%).


Mondays    1:30pm-3pm

Room G2.U 10-14 (DHC Pool Room, Basement)