1st Edition

Introduction to Bioinformatics and Clinical Scientific Computing

By Paul S. Ganney Copyright 2023
    404 Pages 179 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This textbook provides an introduction to computer science theory, informatics best practice, and the standards and legislation that apply to computing in a healthcare environment.

    It delivers an accessible discussion of databases (construction, interrogation and maintenance); networking (design and low-level application); programming (best practice rather than the specifics of any one language – design, maintenance, safety).

    It can be used to accompany the NHS Modernising Scientific Careers syllabus. It is also targeted towards those creating software rather than those using it, particularly computer scientists working in healthcare, specifically those in or close to the Physical Sciences, including radiotherapy, nuclear medicine, and equipment management and those working with genomics and health informatics.


    • Combines all topics into one comprehensive introduction.
    • Explores practical applications of theory to healthcare.
    • Can be used to accompany the NHS Modernising Scientific Careers syllabus.

    Chapter 1 Data Structures. Chapter 2 Databases. Chapter 3 SQL. Chapter 4 Data Mining. Chapter 5 Data Analysis and Presentation. Chapter 6 Boolean Algebra. Chapter 7 NoSQL. Chapter 8 Network Architecture. Chapter 9 Storage Services. Chapter 10 Encryption. Chapter 11 Web Programming. Chapter 12 Data Exchange. Chapter 13 Hospital Information Systems and Interfaces. Chapter 14 Backup. Chapter 15 Software Engineering. Chapter 16 Software Quality Assurance. Chapter 17 Project Management. Chapter 18 Safety Cases. Chapter 19 Critical Path Analysis. Appendix. Index.


    Paul Ganney has had a long career in the world of Medical Physics, always with Scientific Computing at its heart. He has been Head of Scientific Computing at two NHS Trusts (Hull and East Yorkshire and University College London), has lectured at Liverpool University, Hull University and Kings College London. Now mostly retired, he still writes articles and software as required.