Principles of Protein Structure Using the Internet
an Accredited Birkbeck College (University of London)
Advanced Certificate Course
The Internet is a new and innovative medium for teaching. We hope it
will provide the means of finding out more about protein structure
for students who might not otherwise have an opportunity to do so.
However, because of the nature of this method of teaching there will be certain
prerequisites. As the course leads to an Advanced Certificate you will need to
meet University of London
eligibility requirements. There are also certain technical requirements.
The minimum equipment/know-how required to take the course will be:
- A well-supported modern machine (PC, UNIX or Mac) which you will have
access to on a regular basis and which is capable of running forms and
(e.g. Mosaic, Netscape, MacWeb XEmacs).
- Regular access to WWW
- Some familiarity with the installation of simple packages and with
- The ability to use a text editor to create documents
familiarity with browsing the Web
- Some knowledge of e-mail.
We anticipate that most students will be using PCs or UNIX computers although
the course is accessible to students using other computers, such as Macs.
However, the Department cannot guarantee an equal level of technical support
for students not using UNIX or PCs.
This list of requirements should act as a guide only as there are bound to be
variations and combinations which are not mentioned above. If after reading
the above you are still unsure about the level of your technical know-how or
the equipment you will need then contact
Dr David Houldershaw .
If you should decide to pursue your application with the Department you will
be asked to complete, along with a
application form, a technical information form. It is only at this point,
once we have all your details available to
us, that your technical equipment/know-how will be assessed formally and we
will be able to confirm your suitability to undertake the course.
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