About the Course

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The Introduction to Scientific Computation of Health Data course introduces students to the process of developing algorithms to solve scientific problems and to the use of scientific computation software to answer research questions within the context of healthcare.

Students will be exposed to the basic theory of computation and principles that are generally applicable to all aspects of computer programming but also specific concepts applicable to scientific computation software.

Learning Outcomes

This course will focus primarily on imperative programming paradigm that is followed by the majority of scientific computation packages such as MATLAB, OCTAVE, SPSS, R, SAS, Python and others. This course will also cover the important aspects of code documentation and description via basic diagrams to enable students to integrate with large teams effectively.

Who Should Attend

This is a technical course designed for beginners or individuals who may have had some involvement with databases through typical roles in a data analysis environment and are seeking to expand their knowledge and understanding of manipulating healthcare related data through relational databases.

Course Delivered by

Associate Professor Tony Paget

Tony Paget - Lecturer PortraitTony Paget’s background was in psychiatric nursing, but took an early interest in health informatics via participating, then organising the European Summer School of Nursing Informatics through the 1990s. He has been a qualified higher education teacher since 1998 and helped design Swansea University’s successful MSc in health informatics in 1999. He became the course director in 2011.

Course Pre-requisites

A general understanding of what project management entails, and a willingness to explore the subject in depth. Candidates need not have managed projects before in order to attend this course, but may be looking to take on work related project management in the future.

Course Credits

The Introduction to Scientific Computation of Health Data (Module PMIT 200) carriers 20 Undergraduate Level Credits and these are awarded on completion of a successful assignment.

However, students who wish to attend for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) purposes only will omit the assessment and be given a Certificate of Completion.

Course Fees

The course fees for EU/UK students for this module are £611.00.

International students please enquire for further details of course fees.

Applications are now closed.

Contact Us

Course Enquiries:
Tony Paget
Associate Professor & Course Director
MSc Health Informatics, MSc Health Data Science and MRes Health Informatics

Marketing Enquiries:
Stephanie Lee

Data Science Building, Swansea University Medical School, Singleton Park, SWANSEA SA2 8PP, Wales, UK

+44 (0)1792 602874