Introduction to Bioinformatics
This is an introductory course that covers the topics of big data bioinformatics and its uses in basic research, healthcare, and the biotech and pharmaceutical industries. In many ways, advances in this discipline have helped make major discoveries in the recent years leading to new opportunities. That is why many biologists are starting to see data skills as essential to their studies and research.
The topics are organized into 3 major segments:
- Introduction to Big Data Bioinformatics
- Bioinformatics in Healthcare
- Translational Bioinformatics
This course is designed to introduce undergraduate and graduate-level students in biology or related fields to the field of bioinformatics, or the intersection of informatics and biology, and the opportunities that come with the available big data for research and industry. Students will receive an introduction to some of the many exciting ways this discipline is applied in health care, agriculture, environmental sciences, public health, and more.
The course begins with a survey and concludes with an 8-question evaluation at the end. The assessment is a multiple-choice survey that should only take a few minutes to complete. There is a completion certificate available for students completing all of the lessons and quizzes in this course.
Before continuing with the lesson, please see this brief introductory video about the courses and projects you will find in later sessions:
- Lectures 11
- Quizzes 1
- Duration 2 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 534
- Certificate Yes
- Assessments Yes
Introduction to Big Data Bioinformatics
Broad overview of data types, applications and approaches
Bioinformatics in Healthcare
How is "omics" data used in healthcare?
Other practical applications of bioinformatics
Review the course content
The beauty of bioinformatics; the future
Bioinformatics is a gold mine for future scientist, clinicians and researchers. So much to discover in the tons of data being produced on a daily base, and with new technologies coming to the frontiers of science, one wonders, 'how do we make sense of it all'. No doubt the field of bioinformatics is definitely going to grow astronomically with time. This introductory course concisely summarizes what to expect and I encourage anyone who is naive to bioinformatics to take a look at it. You would fall in love with bioinformatics.