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Archived Curricula Guide 2013–2014
Curricula Guide is archieved. Please refer to current Curricula Guides
BIOI2260 Introduction to Computer Science 4 ECTS
Organised by
Bioinformatics
Person in charge
Erkki Kaila
Planned organizing times
Period(s) I II III IV
2013–2014 X

Learning outcomes

The course targets students with biological background. The objective is to gain basic understanding of fundamental concepts in computer science to facilitate interdisciplinary communication in bioinformatics. The course also provides necessary background for the follow-up courses on algorithms in bioinformatics.

Contents

The course provides an overview of the most important concepts in computer science. Basic concepts in machine architecture and data representation are explained, followed by an introduction to essential data structures and operations over them. Further, some of the fundamentals of complexity and computability are presented, together with selected topics from artificial intelligence that are of relevance to bioinformatics. Course also contains a brief introduction to relational databases and basic Unix usage.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 23 h 0 h

Teaching language

English

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Exercise(s)
  • In English
Written exam
  • In English
English:
Exercise(s) and Written exam

Evaluation

Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

1. year autumn

Study materials

Brookshear, J. Glenn: Computer Science: An overview, 2008, ISBN 978-0321524034; lecture notes.

Belongs to following study modules

Department of Future Technologies
Department of Future Technologies
Department of Future Technologies
2013–2014
Teaching
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Department of Future Technologies
DP in Computer Science
DP in Electr. and Communication Technology
Finnish Study Modules