Subject to change regularly!

The material we will cover this semester is split into seven units.

Each unit groups together some information about computers and computer science, some practical activities, some background reading, and a case study.

The case studies provide a context for the rest of the work, showing you some ways in which computer science is used in the biomedical world.
Unit Topic Reading Case study
Unit A Introduction to computers and networks Reed, Chapters 1 and 3 Medical information systems
Unit B Algorithms and computer languages Reed, Chapters 2 and 8 Telesurgery
Unit C Data representation and storage Reed, Chapters 12 and 14 Clinical decision support
Unit D Event-driven programming Reed, Chapters 9 and 11 Artificial life
Unit E Programmer defined functions Reed, Chapters 7 and 10 E-prescribing
Unit F Security, privacy, encryption Reed, Chapter 18 Privacy in medical records
Unit G Solvability and feasibility Reed, Chapter 13 Bioinformatics