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 1568
- 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
Introduction to Bioinformatics : A perfect start for a begginer from basic level knowledge on biology
This course is designed in such a scientific structure that anyone from very basic biology and computer technology background can understand. There are so many video lectures which help in understanding use of bioinformatics in a diverse research area for improvement in healthcare to defense, agriculture, environmental studies and many more. I shall definitely encourage people to take a look at the overview of the course and with no further hesitation jump into the contents, and enjoy smooth learning.
The perfect spark to set your enthusiasm ablaze!
Introduction to Bioinformatics is the perfect course to introduce you to the world of "Big Data Biology". It familiarizes you with the various prospects of bioinformatics at present as well as in the future, like personalized medicine, molecular diagnostics, environmental and agricultural bioinformatics, etc. The course has many informative videos for vivid understanding. It definitely invokes an urge to discover more!
Mohit Mazumder, Phd, Machine learning
A very good course to start the data science expedition for biologist and people for different domains. Perhaps a course meant for everyone !!! I would highly recommend this course because of the awareness it brings to any life science enthusiast. Personally, I benefited a lot by going through this course.
An informative introduction to bioinformatics.
The course is pretty descriptive and lucid. Apt for newbies and as well as for experts. The course is self explantory.