3 semester credit hours
Lecture contact hours: 2; Lab contact hours: 3
Web-based and classroom instruction
The course gives a comprehensive entry-level introduction to bioinformatics. It covers a wide variety of topics in bioinformatics, including but not limited to sequence analysis, protein structure, genome analysis, database and transcription profiling. Two major goals are 1) to help students understand the scope, basic concepts and theory of bioinformatics; and 2) to become familiar with tools for bioinformatics-related data analysis. Programming skills are not necessary. A laptop computer is necessary if students want to practice with bioinformatics software and tools in class.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will: