BIOLOGICAL DATABASES AND DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING Syllabus
Course Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
- Use, specify, develop and publish biological databases with web-based interfaces
- Describe essential notions of distributed computing on the world-wide-web
- Explain the fundamentals of TCP/IP, the client-server model, http protocol, server-side and client-side scripting
- Describe the principals of biological database design using a relational database model and the MySQL database management system
- Operate SQL, database design, normalization, optimization
- Apply basic concepts of discuss modeling and representation using, e.g. ER models, XML schema and ontologies
- Discuss significant biological database projects such as the Human Protein Reference Database (HPRD) and DRAGON
Students in our proposed MHS program in Bioinformatics; students interested in publishing biological data on the worldwide web.
Methods of Assessment
Grading Policy: Method of student evaluation based on homework and final project
Grading Restrictions: Letter grade
140.636, or consent of instructor
Academic Ethics Code
The code, discussed in the Policy and Procedure Memorandum for Students, March 31, 2002, will be adhered to in this class:
Students enrolled in the Bloomberg School of Public Health of The Johns Hopkins University assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the University's mission as an institution of higher education. A student is obligated to refrain from acts which he or she knows, or under the circumstances has reason to know, impair the academic integrity of the University. Violations of academic integrity include, but are not limited to: cheating; plagiarism; knowingly furnishing false information to any agent of the University for inclusion in the academic record; violation of the rights and welfare of animal or human subjects in research; and misconduct as a member of either School or University committees or recognized groups or organizations.
Disability Support Services
If you are a student with a documented disability who requires an academic accommodation, please contact Betty H. Addison in the Office of Student Life Services: firstname.lastname@example.org, 410-955-3034, or 2017 E. Monument Street.