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Biology Meets Programming: Bioinformatics for Beginners

University of California, San Diego (UCSD), United States
Language course is: English
Focus: Bioinformatics
Target audience education / assumed knowledge: None
Educational certification/accreditation status: None
Professional certification/accreditation status: None
Degree Offered: Coursera Certificates (<1 mths)

Program Goals:
Are you interested in learning how to program (in Python) within a scientific setting?

This course will cover algorithms for solving various biological problems along with a handful of programming challenges helping you implement these algorithms in Python. It offers a gentler-paced alternative to the first course in our Bioinformatics Specialization (https://www.coursera.org/specializations/bioinformatics).

Each of the four weeks in the course will consist of two required components. First, an interactive textbook provides Python programming challenges that arise from real biological problems. If you haven't programmed in Python before, not to worry! We provide "Just-in-Time" exercises from the Codecademy Python track (https://www.codecademy.com/learn/python). And each page in our interactive textbook has its own discussion forum, where you can interact with other learners. Second, each week will culminate in a summary quiz.

Lecture videos are also provided that accompany the material.

Additional Information
Year Program Established: 2017
Course/tuition costs: Free
Scholarships/assistanceships may be available: No

Average number of applicants per year: 10000
Average number of applicants accepted per year: 10000
Average number of incoming students per year: 10000
Average number of graduates per year: 1000

Program URL: http://www.coursera.org/learn/bioinformatics
Contact Person: Phillip Compeau ( [javascript protected email address])

Last updated: Apr 10, 2016

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