Introduction to Programming and Database Management for Biologists
Course Content: Computers are becoming increasingly essential to the study of all aspects of biology. Basic computer programming and database management are now required for everything from accessing, storing and managing data, to statistical analysis, to simulation and numerical modeling.This course will provide an introduction to computer programming and database management targeted towards biologists, and will take a student-centered, active learning, approach to teaching this material. Class will typically consist of a short introductions to programming/database techniques and associated biological problems, followed by hands on computing exercises. The course will be taught using Python for computer programming and MS Access for database management. No programming or database background is required.