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Python Tsunami - Part 1
Provider: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Activity no.: 3924-24-00-01There are 26 available seats 
Enrollment deadline: 10/05/2024
Date and time10.06.2024, at: 08:00 - 12.06.2024, at: 16:00
Regular seats35
Course fee3,120.00 kr.
LecturersAnders Krogh
ECTS credits2.20
Contact personHenrike Zschach    E-mail address: henrike.zschach@sund.ku.dk
Enrolment Handling/Course OrganiserPhD administration     E-mail address: phdkursus@sund.ku.dk

Aim and content
This is a generic course. This means that the course is reserved for PhD students at the Graduate School of Health and Medical Sciences at UCPH.

Anyone can apply for the course, but if you are not a PhD student at the Graduate School, you will be placed on the waiting list until enrollment deadline. After the enrolment deadline, available seats will be allocated to the waiting list.

The course is free of charge for PhD students at Danish universities (except Copenhagen Business School), and for PhD students at NorDoc member faculties. All other participants must pay the course fee

Learning objectives
A student who has met the objectives of the course will be able to:

1. Define and explain the use of basic programming concepts in Python, such as variables and data types and structures including lists, dictionaries, dataframes, etc. and perform elementary programming tasks needed for data analysis in Python.
2. Draw on online resources, especially documentation of different packages and community help forums to debug Python programs and acquire new knowledge and skillsets.
3. Know the different use cases of key Python libraries for data collection and analysis, including pandas and plotly express.
4. Understand how to structure Python scripts and Jupyter notebooks and how to collaborate with others on Python code using Google Colaboratory.
5. Use Python for simple programming and data analysis tasks in relation to scientific research projects.

The course will first introduce the programming language in general, its strengths and use cases, and we will demonstrate how to run Python code in Jupyter Notebooks using Google Colaboratory. The course will provide an overview of the fundamental Pythonic data types and data structures such as strings, floats, integers, Boolean, lists, dictionaries etc., and participants will learn about conditional statements, how to write loops and how to organize code in functions. Lastly, the course will cover several libraries, especially pandas and library plotly express, which allow for efficient data manipulation and visualization.

The course is intended for PhD students at SUND who are interested in learning how to use Python and who have no prior experience with this (or any other) programming/scripting languages. The course teaches the fundamentals and is targeted towards medical and biological researchers, e.g. not targeted towards students in data science, although they are of course welcome to join the course.

Relevance to graduate programmes
The course is relevant to PhD students from the following graduate programmes at the Graduate School of Health and Medical Sciences, UCPH:

All graduate programmes


The course is a combination of:
1. Lectures (run in real time in Jupyter Notebooks on Google Colab).
2. In-plenum exercises which are introduced and discussed during the lectures.
3. Longer exercises done collaboratively in smaller groups of participants.

Course director
Anders Krogh,
Professor, Head of Center for Health Data Science,
Center for Health Data Science,

Tugce Karaderi,
Assistant Professor,
Center for Health Data Science,

Henrike Zschach
PhD, Data Scientist,
Center for Health Data Science,

Chloe Pittman,
MSc, PhD Student,
Center for Health Data Science,

Rita Freitas Colaco
PhD, Dataspecialist,
Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research,

Inigo Prada
PhD, Postdoc,
Department of Computer Science,

Jose Alejandro Herrera Romero
PhD, Akademisk medarbejder FU,
Center for Health Data Science

10,11 and 12 June 2024, from 08:00 to 16:00.

Course location
Room to be announced
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Panum,
Blegdamsvej 3B, 2200 KĂžbenhavn.

Please register before the 10 May 2024.

Expected frequency
This course also runs in february 2024 (26, 27 and 28th). It is likely that this course will also be repeated in fall 2024.
Seats to PhD students from other Danish universities will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis and according to the applicable rules.
Applications from other participants will be considered after the last day of enrolment.

Note: All applicants are asked to submit invoice details in case of no-show, late cancellation or obligation to pay the course fee (typically non-PhD students). If you are a PhD student, your participation in the course must be in agreement with your principal supervisor.

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