Course detail

Chemical Informatics I

FCH-BCT_CHI1Acad. year: 2017/2018

The objective of the course is to provide students with the advanced knowledge and skills from the field of Chemical Informatics, which are necessary for following study of chemical subjects. The introduction of the course deals with basic terminology and fundamentals of chemical information science. The course focuses on advanced computer operation and utilization, especially on creation and document processing (reports, protocols, semestral and bachelor thesis) and data processing. The application of acquire knowledge in chemical practice is emphasized. Together with Chemical Informatics II, the subjects are draw up in the frames of European Computer Driving License certificate.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The student is required to understand the make-up of a personal computer in terms of hardware and software and to understand some of concepts of Information Technology. The student shall also understand how information networks are used within computing and be aware of the uses of computer-based software applications in chemistry study. The student shall be able to manage and organize files and directories/folders, and know how to duplicate, move and delete files and directories, and compress and extract files. The student shall also understand what a computer virus is and be able to use virus-scanning software. The student shall be able to accomplish everyday tasks associated with creating, formatting and finishing small sized word processing documents ready for distribution. The student shall demonstrate competence in using some of the features associated with word processing applications such as creating tables, using pictures and objects within a document. The student shall understand and be able to accomplish tasks associated with developing, formatting, modifying and using a spreadsheet of limited scope ready for distribution. He or she shall also be able to generate and apply standard mathematical and logical formulas using standard formulas and functions.

Prerequisites

basic skills and experience of using the computer and managing files

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Barilla J., Simr P., Excel pro techniky a inženýry, Computer Press, Brno, 2008 (CS)
Martin DOMES a kolektiv. OpenOffice.org 2.0 Uživatelská příručka. Brno: Computer Press, 2006. ISBN 80-251-0147-9. (CS)
Josef PECINOVSKÝ. Excel v příkladech – řešené úlohy. Praha: Grada Publishing, 2004. ISBN 80-247-0030-1. (CS)
Joseph E. BILLO. Excel for Chemists – A Comprehensive Guide. New York: Wiley-VCH, 1997. ISBN 0-471-18896-4. (CS)
Jaroslav ŠILHÁNEK. Chemická informatika. Praha: Vydavatelství VŠCHT Praha, 2002. ISBN 80-7080-465-3. (CS)
Jiří PAVLÍK a kolektiv. Aplikovaná statistika. Praha: Vydavatelství VŠCHT Praha, 2005. ISBN 80-7080-569-2. (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course uses teaching methods in form of Lecture - 2 teaching hours per week, Computer exercise - 2 teaching hours per week. The e-learning system (LMS Moodle) is available to teachers and students.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

The exam has a written and an oral part. In the written part a student solve an input theoretical test and practical examples. The oral part of the exam will contain discussion of tasks and possible supplementary questions.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Introduction to Chemical Informatics (introduction of the study - information science for chemists, sources of chemical information, information and data, data storage in computer)
2. Concepts of Information Technology (hardware, operating systems, using the computer and managing files, the computer assistance of chemistry learning)
3. Computer network (computer network: classification and characterization, the services of Intranet of Faculty of chemistry, Internet: electronic mail, www, computer viruses and antivirus protection, sources of chemical information on Internet, overview of chemical portals and databases)
4. Basic methods of word processing (summary of application software, the basic operations, layout and formatting of the text, basics of computer typography, tools for writing of chemical structures, equations and reaction schemes)
5. Advanced methods of word processing ( word processing with emphasize on chemical texts writing, creation and import of chemical objects - styles, templates, tables, equation editor, graphical objects)
6. Spreadsheets (basic operations, identification of the cells and areas, calculations in the worksheet, layout of the worksheets, predefined functions, experimental data evaluation)

Aims

The objective of the course is to provide students with the basic knowledge and skills from the field of information science, which are necessary for following study of chemical subjects. The project focuses on the application of these knowledge in the field of chemistry and also other related branches.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

The assignments in the elearning course.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BPCP_CHCHT Bachelor's

    branch BPCO_SCH , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory

  • Programme BKCP_CHCHT Bachelor's

    branch BKCO_SCH , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory

  • Programme BPCP_CHCHT Bachelor's

    branch BPCO_CHTOZP , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory

  • Programme BKCP_CHCHT Bachelor's

    branch BKCO_CHTOZP , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory

  • Programme BPCP_CHCHT Bachelor's

    branch BPCO_CHMN , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory
    branch BPCO_CHM , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory

  • Programme BKCP_CHCHT Bachelor's

    branch BKCO_CHM , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory

  • Programme BPCP_CHTP Bachelor's

    branch BPCO_BT , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory

  • Programme BKCP_CHTP Bachelor's

    branch BKCO_BT , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory
    branch BKCO_PCH , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory

  • Programme BPCP_CHTP Bachelor's

    branch BPCO_CHP , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory

  • Programme CKCP_CZV lifelong learning

    branch CKCO_CZV , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

13 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

E-learning texts

Praktická příručka pro používání výpočetní techniky na FCH (cs) - doporučení systémvého integrátora