BIF713 - Operating Systems and Project Management

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Subject Title
Operating Systems and Project Management

Subject Description
This course provides Bioinformatics students with the foundations to complete computerized tasks within the MS Windows and Linux operating system environments.

Students learn the Windows XP operating system to navigate the GUI (Graphic User Interface), use short-cut methods, issue commands, and customize their computer environment to set up and run applications. Students then learn the Linux operating system to complete common tasks by issuing common Linux commands, tools, filters and utilities. An introduction to BASH shell scripting will expose students to the concept of automating a long series of Linux commands.

Students will apply their computer skills to help plan and present their project proposals using CASE (Computer Assisted Software Engineering) tools.

Credit Status
One credit towards the Bioinformatics (BIF) post-diploma program.

Prerequisites: none

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1.      Demonstrate an ability to administrate Windows and Linux operating systems efficiently, using both the GUI and command-line interfaces.
2.      Demonstrate an understanding of project management in the context of Bioinformatics.
3.      Explore and utilize project management-related resources and tools.
4.      Build an operating systems and project management resource toolbox using the above Learning Outcomes.

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