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Postgraduate Course: Computing Skills for Drug Discovery (PGBI11069)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Biological Sciences CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
Summary**Online Distance Learning Course**

Next Generation Drug Discovery necessarily will involve students being able to perform computing tasks that won&t always be &off the shelf&. Often these will involve short programs to change formats to link together software that hasn&t been designed to be interoperable; or it will involve parsing out text from searches, or comparing lists from different sources. Students should also be competent at writing web interfaces to these programs so that they can be shared, and so be independent of operating system or programming language. The course will involve students writing their own programming solutions to authentic tasks in Drug Discovery.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students should be able to:

& Code, test and document programs to change formats of data to allow other programs to work in a pipeline, and to extract data and compare it from different sources;
& Write web interfaces to programs;
& Code an unfamiliar equation, attaching the variables to sliders to investigate the behaviour of the equation;
& Appreciate the utility of documenting and reusing programming code in new contexts;
& Implement robust backup of work;
& Appreciate maintenance of computer software;
& Acquire knowledge of how to script common tasks
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsCompSkillsDD
Contacts
Course organiserDr Paul Taylor
Tel: (0131 6)50 7058
Email: p.taylor@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Vicky Mactaggart
Tel: (0131 6)51 7052
Email: Vicky.Mactaggart@ed.ac.uk
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