Although bioinformatics is a relatively new scientific discipline, it is increasingly broad in its definition and application. Throughout the life sciences – including biology, chemistry, and medicine – its skills and methods are being applied to further our understanding.
This course aims to provide you with knowledge, understanding, and practical experience of computational methods and bioinformatics approaches. In the course, you will learn how to use a variety of bioinformatics tools, and to interpret output data from functional genomics experiments and genomic, transcriptomic, and proteomic technology platforms.
At the start of the course, you will be given an individual ‘mystery DNA sequence’ and, as the course proceeds, will learn how to analyse this sequence, discovering and unfolding the properties, functions, roles, and biological importance of the gene and encoded protein.
We take a practical-based interactive learning approach, where introductory lectures and computer-based practicals in bioinformatic approaches use a range of data from parasites and vectors of disease as examples to introduce the concepts of functional genomics technologies and analyses.
10 Academic Credits - Assessments coming soon
For an additional fee of £95, you can be entered for full Academic Credits for this course (Masters level credit). The academic credits are offered to provide choice and flexibility to all of our students and students who do not wish to do the assessments will be awarded a Certificate of Attendance. Applicants wishing to find out more about the assessment should contact [email protected]d.ac.uk.