BMS109 - Data Handling R coding – Lecturer: Dr Marta Milo
Semester 1A – Level 1 Biomedical Science 2019/2020
This module aims to provide an understanding of how to explore data using a programming language. In particular we will use R language to manipulate, explore and visualise data. These sessions are designed at a very introductonary level, thus any extra reading/coding you might want to add, will further support you during your degree and beyond when you face analysis of data.
Teaching will be perforned with a multidisciplinary approach, where concepts are directly embedded in the practical implementation of the tasks to solve, using programming tools implemented in R language. Detailed examples will be introduced in the lectures that consists in practical sessions guided by the instructor with the support of the demonstrators. You will implement the exercises on the computer during the sessions, creating a report with a set of instructions, called “script”. Scripts are your laboratory books for these sessions and will provide you with a guide for data analysis and for any further training you might wish to take.
Study time for these sessions
The teaching consists of five practical sessions of 1.5 hour from week 2 to week 6. During the sessions exercises will be excuted on the cumputers using R studio. During these sessions you will build scripts that you can then extend in your own time to gain more confidence in coding, or use then as guidelines for future data analysis.
Given the complexity of the time table for this academic year, please make sure you check on Blackboard(MOLE) for the correct location and time of practicals, as well as your group allocation.
Week 2 Introduction to Data Manipulation Using Scripts Monday, October 7 at 13:30 (1.5 hrs) in Hicks-CR D17 (GAMMA at 15:00) and DIA-CR2 (ALFHA on Tuesday, October 1st at 10:00)
Week 3 Handling objects, vectors and matrices Monday, October 14 at 13:30 (1.5 hrs) in Hicks, Computer Room D17 (GAMMA starts at 15:00 and ALPHA on Tuesday, October 15th at 13:30)
Week 4 Dataframes and preparation to plotting Monday, October 21 at 13:30 (1.5 hrs) in Hicks, Computer Room D17 (GAMMA starts at 15:00 and ALPHA on Tuesday, October 22nd at 13:30)
Week 5 Plotting Figures P1 Monday, October 28 at 15:00 (1.5 hrs) in Hicks, Computer Room D17 (GAMMA starts at 15:00 and ALPHA on Tuesday, October 29th at 13:30)
Week 6 Plotting Figures P2 and summary Monday, November 4 at 13:30 (1.5 hrs) in Hicks, Computer Room D17 (GAMMA starts at 15:00 and ALPHA on Tuesday, October 29th at 13:30)