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Archived Curricula Guide 2011–2012
Curricula Guide is archieved. Please refer to current Curricula Guides
BIOI2250 Introduction to Programming 6 ECTS
Organised by
Person in charge
Erkki Kaila

Learning outcomes

The course targets students with no prior programming experience. The students will acquire basic skills in algorithm design and programming, learning to write simple, practical programs in the Python programming language. The course is not suitable for students who do have prior programming experience and want to learn Python as an additional language.


Fundamental concepts such as variables, values, types, expressions, control structures, data structures, modularity and classes. Model problems and their typical algorithmic solutions with particular focus on bioinformatics.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 40 h 0 h

Lectures, exercises. One half of the exercises time is devoted to in-class programming assignments.

Teaching language


Modes of study

Lectures, exercises, written exam.


Numeric 1-5.

Recommended year of study

1. year autumn

Study materials

Lecture notes, Python documentation.

Further information

Organization responsible: Turku DIT

Belongs to following study modules

Institute of Biomedical Technology
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Institute of Biomedical Technology