790396 Introduction to programming

Lecture and exercise
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Himmelbauer, Heinz , Dohm, Juliane
Offered in
Sommersemester 2024
Languages of instruction


In this course, students will learn the basics of programming and will gain understanding of data types, data structures, operators, control structures, and functions. In the practical part, students will write code in Perl and Python.

Previous knowledge expected

Since we will run our code in a Linux environment it is recommended to take the course "Computing skills for biotechnology" or "Essentials for bioinformatics data analysis" first.

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Students are able to write small programs using variables, conditions, loops, and various functions to solve every-day programming tasks related to data analysis. Computational thinking will be augmented.
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.