Bioinformatics – Master Certification
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Introduction

Program Description

Bioinformatics is the application of information technology to the management and analysis of biological data. This program is designed to prepare student to effectively use the tools and methods of bioinformatics to enhance their work. The program curriculum was created to provide scientists and technicians with the ability to analyze and interpret the increasing deluge of biological data generated through the use of new technologies.

Objectives

  • To understand terminologies, technologies, and concepts used in the analysis of data related to genomes and genome structures.
  • To acquire cross-disciplinary knowledge to independently design bioinformatics projects and organize collaborators of appropriate expertise across the core disciplines of life sciences, computer sciences, and statistics.
  • To develop a set of skills including text mining/formatting, basic statistics, basic programming script, and use of genomic information and databases appropriate to their long-term employment.

Admissions

To enroll in the Certificate program, students are required to have a college degree preferably in computer science, statistics, mathematics, life sciences or related fields OR equivalent experience in the biotechnology industry. The student is also expected to have experience in operating a personal computer and expert with application software.

Required Courses:

The Master certificate in Bioinformatics requires completion of total 7 courses.

Core Required

  • Introduction to Bioinformatics
  • Bioinformatics Algorithms and Techniques
  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics Statistics
  • Advanced Bioinformatics

Electives (Two Required)

  • Introduction Linux Server
  • Legal and Business Issues in Informatics
  • Data Mining for Security
  • Java for Bioinformatics
  • Fundamental Computer Concepts in Informatics
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