Course: Chemical informatics

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Course title Chemical informatics
Course code KCH/CHI
Organizational form of instruction Lesson
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory, Optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements Course does not contain work placement
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
Lecturer(s)
  • Slavík Martin, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
1) Self-recognition, personal typology, "soft-skills" career planning. Problem solving, resource evaluation. Introduction to selected techniques of mental work (rational reading, GTD). 2) Informatics: basic concepts. Documents: description and sorting. Citation. Citation managers (Zotero). 3) Chemical literature, patents. Searching in catalogs. Orientation in the book. Information Technology. Overview. Examples. Work with scanner, OCR, multimedia, video. 4) Internet: principles of information search, data sources. Database and work with it, query formulation, Boolean algebra. 5) Selected online resources: Web of Science, NIST Webbook, webelements.com. 6) Practice work with information sources. Cross-references, export results, utilization. 7) WWW: technology, HTML, XML, CML, site creation, content management systems. 8) Social networks (Diigo, Mendeley, Twitter, Facebook), Google. 9) Description, identification and display of chemical compounds. Visualization and modeling. ACD / ChemSketch, VMD. 10) Computers and Software: Basic Terms. Types of software, use, licensing. Free software. File managers, antivirus, compression, backup programs. 11) Software 2: Text Editors. Overview. More advanced features. (macros, templates, OLE, add-ons). 12) Software 3: Spreadsheets. Overview. More advanced features. (PivotTables, Custom Functions, Macros). 13) Software 4: scientific and technical calculations. Statistical and special chemical software (Mathematica, R). 14) Computer networks: characteristics, possibilities and uses. VPN, Teamviewer. Hamachi. Personal management and personal information system.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monological explanation (lecture, presentation,briefing), Dialogue metods(conversation,discussion,brainstorming), Self-study (text study, reading, problematic tasks, practical tasks, experiments, research, written assignments), Observation, Active metods (simulation, situational contingency methods, drama,acting, namagerial acting ), Demonstration of student skills
  • Home preparation for classes - 10 hours per semester
  • Class attendance - 28 hours per semester
  • Semestral paper - 30 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Obtaine an orientation in information resources, learning research methodology. Deepen the basic abilities and skills of work with information and communication technology (ICT), develop a comprehensive approach to ICT. An overview of the use of various types of computer software for scientific research.
To explain and deduce basic knowledge on field, including simpler problem solving.
Prerequisites
knowledge of high school chemismy

Assessment methods and criteria
Combined examination

Structured Curriculum Vitae (1-2 pages A4 or on social network). Career vision for 10 years including matrix: Knowledge, skills | Personal characteristics | Values, principles | Interests, motivations, personal preferences. (1 page A4). Research using chemical informatics tools on the topic of bachelor/diploma thesis (2 pages A4).
Recommended literature
  • Gruber, D. Šetřme časem! Rychločtení. Rychlostudium.. Praha, Management Press, 1992.
  • Jirát, J.; Nič, M. Chemická informatika [WWW stránky].
  • Sklenák, V. Data, informace, znalosti a Internet. C.H. Beck Praha, 2001. ISBN 80-7179-409-0.
  • Šilhánek, J. Chemická informatika. VŠCHT, Praha, 2002. ISBN 80-7080-465-3.


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