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BIOT6010 - BioComputing

Long Title:BioComputing
Module Code:BIOT6010
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Biotechnology
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2012/13 ( September 2012 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: Brigid Lucey
Module Author: ROY SLEATOR
Module Description: The purpose of this module is to introduce Biological Science students to basic concepts in Information Communication Technology (ICT) skills appropriate to the modern Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology environments.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Recognise what Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is and give examples of its practical applications in the Biological Sciences
LO2 Describe modern computer hardware and software and use operating system software and describe factors affecting computer performance.
LO3 List the main concepts of file management and be able to efficiently save and organise different file formats and folders so that they are easily retrieved.
LO4 Outline concepts, terms and security considerations associated with using email and the Internet.
LO5 Use text editing and print tools available within the operating system.
LO6 Apply animation and transition effects to PowerPoint presentations
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Concepts of Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
Concepts of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) requires the candidate to understand the main concepts of ICT at a general level, and to know about the different parts of a computer.
Using the Computer and Managing Files
Using the Computer and Managing Files requires the candidate to demonstrate competence in running and managing a personal computer.
Word Processing
Word Processing requires the candidate to demonstrate the ability to use a word processing application to create documents.
Spreadsheets requires the candidate to understand the concept of spreadsheets and to demonstrate an ability to use a spreadsheet to produce accurate work outputs.
Presentation Skills
Presentation Skills requires the candidate to demonstrate competence in using presentation software.
Web Browsing and Communication
Web brousing requires the candidate to have a knowledge of Internet navigation and to use a web browsing application. Communication, requires the candidate to understand some of the concepts of electronic mail (e-mail) and know about other communication options.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Computing labs 1,2,3,4,5,6 60.0 Every Week
Multiple Choice Questions Lecture material. 1,2,3,4 40.0 Sem End
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture class based instruction 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lab practical computer labs 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Total Hours 4.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 4.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Peter Norton 2000, Peter Norton's Introduction to Computers, Fourth Edition, 5th Edition Ed., McGraw-Hill [ISBN: 9780078210587]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_SHERB_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Herbal Science 2 Elective

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