Grundlagen der Informatik, Med Inf - Module BTX8060

Goals of this course

The students have acquired basic knowledge in Computer Science. They know how numbers are encoded. They know how characters are encoded and also how to encode binary data. They know the principles of compression. They know the basics of cryptography.
This course is intended for first year students in medical informatics of the BFH-TI.
Official module description
Moodle page for the module


Day Contents
23.09.2019 Architecture
30.09.2019 Hexadecimal notation
07.10.2019 Negative integers, 2's complement notation
14.10.2019 IEEE754 Float notation
21.10.2019 The Unix World (I)
28.10.2019 The Unix World (II)
04.11.2019 Presentation of tests + Test 1
11.11.2019 No course: Blockwoche
18.11.2019 Encoding of text files (accents, special chars) I
25.11.2019Encoding of text files (accents, special chars) II
02.12.2019 Encoding / compression of binary files
09.12.2019 Encoding / compression of images and videos
16.12.2019 Test 2 + Symetric cryptography
23.12.2019 No course: Weihnachtenferien
30.12.2019 No course: Weihnachtenferien
06.01.2020 Asymetric cryptography
13.01.2020 PKI


This module is a "Pb" module. The mark has two components:
  • Two small tests (30 minutes each), (35%)
  • A written Exam (65%)
This module gives 2 ECTS credits.