BIOI2260 Introduction to Computer Science 4 ECTS

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 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

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 Biochemistry
Department of Biochemistry
Department of Biochemistry
Department of Future Technologies

Incoming examinations

Nov 27, 2017
2016–2017
Teaching
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Department of Future Technologies
DP in Computer Science
DP in Computer Science
DP Bachelor of Science in Techn.(Communication St)
DP in Information and Communication Technology
MDP in Digital Health and Life Sciences (Tech.)
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