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 1969
- 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
An excellent course for beginning with Bioinformatics
As a beginner in bioinformatics , I would say , this course serves as a perfect stepping stone in the field. The content was good and videos were very supportive. I gained subsequent insight regarding the application of bioinformatics in various fields. This course helped me to expand my knowledge in this field.
A great start! Pumped to study more.
The introduction was well orchestrated. It helps one know, precisely, how bioinformatics is bridging gaps between multiple disciplines in science, technology, economy and people! Great to start with. I am even more pumped complete the rest of my courses! The article links, video guides in the chapters made studying not feel like a chore. The quiz at the end was moderately tough, yet well thought. This course helped me know how to broaden my horizons.
Excellent!! to start with Bioinformatics
Fantastic for beginners. It is much informative with well organised curriculum. The concepts are made very lucid with supportive videos.
Well thought and well planned course.
Introduction to Bioinformatics was a very well designed course. The content was good and videos were very supportive. The section translational bioinformatics was very useful, as I could know about the numerous applications of this subject in various field.
Precise and Informative
This course has been designed very well for beginners.The way of presentation of the concepts and the explanations are easy to understand.It indeed is an apt introduction to bioinformatics and makes the subject interesting.