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Bioinformatics for Systems Biology

University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Language course is: English
Focus: Computational Biology
Target audience education / assumed knowledge: Undergraduate degree - biology, Undergraduate degree - computing/math
Educational certification/accreditation status: The University of Manchester
Professional certification/accreditation status: None
Degree Offered: 15 credits towards a Masters degree (3-6 mths)

Key characteristics of program:
The course is delivered using a virtual learning environment called Moodle. This allows you to navigate and search through course notes, protocols, practicals and references to useful texts and URLs. The course notes provide background information, as web pages. Teaching and learning are then focussed around tutor-supported individual and group exercises. In this course, participants discuss a tutorial problem for each section of the course, and then submit solutions for feedback from the course tutor
Program Goals:
This course is designed as an introduction to modelling for Systems Biology. It covers the range of different types of data now available for model building. The sections are :

* the use of models in biology;
* public pathway and interaction databases;
* reconstruction of biological networks from experimental data;
* network statistics;
* the analysis and interpretation of experimental data in the context of biological networks;
* advanced topics (optional).

The course could be taken as an individual short course, for professional development, or the credits could count towards one of our Masters programmes.

Additional Information
Year Program Established: 1998
Course/tuition costs: 1260 GBP
Scholarships/assistanceships may be available: No

Average number of applicants per year: 40
Average number of applicants accepted per year: 20
Average number of incoming students per year: 20
Average number of graduates per year: 20

Program URL: http://octette.cs.man.ac.uk/bioinformatics/modules/systemsbiology.html
Contact Person: Heather Vincent ( [javascript protected email address])

Last updated: Jul 21, 2011

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