|SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR||INF/01|
The module aims to introduce the student to the effective and conscious use of the most common software tools
The module consists of two parts, of 2 credits each, that use software tools with interface and documentation in English.
The Computer Science part introduces the student to the use of the LibreOffice suite (in particular the Calc spreadsheet), with the aim of making him able to use Calc to process and visualize data, such as those that can be acquired from databases available on the network.
The Bioinformatics part introduces the student to the analysis of biological sequences through computer tools, the use of databases such as ncbi and the visualization of the results obtained with software.
In order to use spreadsheets properly, the student must have basic mathematical skills and reasoning and analytical skills, typically covered by mathematics courses in the first year.
Teaching takes place over 14-16 weeks, each of which normally includes 3 hours of lessons and/or guided workshops (students are required to have a laptop, and will receive assistance to install the necessary software)
During the semester there could be an assessment on the first part (with booking and file uploading on AulaWeb).
The Computer Science part includes introductory lessons followed by guided workshops on how to find information on the network and process and visualize data using Calc. In detail, the topics covered are:
The Bioinformatics part consists of lectures in which the biological and evolutionary theories underlying the analysis techniques and databases are illustrated, combined with practical sessions in which the techniques taught will be applied. In detail, the topics covered are:
The teaching material (including any video recordings) will be made available on aulaweb.
It is also possible to consult and download the documentation in English on LibreOffice from https://documentation.libreoffice.org/en/english-documentation
For the timetable go to the link: https://easyacademy.unige.it/portalestudenti/
Please check the module Aulaweb for timetable updates dependent on the sanitary and epidemic situation.
The exam consists of two independent parts:
The exam is passed only when the marks on the last two submission of the Computer Science and Bioinformatics parts are at least 18/30. In this case the final mark is the average of the two marks rounded up.
The Computer Science part verifies the ability to properly use the Calc spreadsheet.
The Bioinformatics part verifies the ability to analyze biological sequences.