Dr David Pugh (Deputy Programme Co-ordinator, UWC) has a background in Applied Mathematics and Physics, and has experience of determining protein structures using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy. Dr Pugh is the leader of the Structural Biology Group at UWC. He will also co-ordinate the NMR component of the Masters Programme in Structural Biology, as well as contribute lectures on mathematical techniques and NMR spectroscopy.
The aim of this module is to introduce you to most of the physical and mathematical concepts that you will need for the theory modules in the later part of the course. These include complex numbers, vectors and matrices and Fourier analysis. At the same time you will learn the basics of computer programming and gain experience of working in a LINUX environment. For performing numerical and symbolic calculations and displaying the results, you will be using the MATLAB environment. MATLAB also has its own programming language, modelled closely on C, which we will use to do some rudimentary programming. You will also use Perl to write some web-based applications.
This module descriptor document also can be downloaded as an MS-Word document.
Home Department: | Biotechnology (UWC) |
Module description (Header): | Computational and Mathematical Primer |
Generic module name: | Structural Biology |
Alpha-numeric code: | STB705 |
Credit Value: | 15 Credits |
Duration: | 10 Weeks |
Module Type: | P |
Level: | 8 |
Prerequisites: | None |
Co-requisites: | None |
Prohibited combinations: | None |
Learning time breakdown (hours): | |
Contact with lecturer/tutor: | 60 |
Assignments & tasks: | 40 |
Tests & examinations: | 5 |
Practicals: | 0 |
Selfstudy: | 35 |
Total Learning Time | 150 |
Methods of Student Assessment: | Tutorial sheets will be handed out approximately once a week. Tutorials will count approximately equally towards a tutorial mark, which will make up 40% of the final mark for the module. A 3-hour exam will be scheduled at the end of the course. Moderation will be internal. 40% Tutorials 20% Project 40% Exam |
Weekly tutorial sheets will be handed out on Monday, and must be submitted before the beginning of the lecture on the following Monday. Tutorial sheets will be marked and will count approximately equally towards the final mark for the module.
The following lectures are available as MS-Word docs:
The following seven tutorials are available as MS-Words docs:
The recommended text for the course is: