Bioinformatics by distance learning

Heather Vincent Heather.Vincent at
Fri Aug 11 14:21:49 EST 2000

The MSc in Bioinformatics at the University of Manchester is well
established and leads to a qualification widely recognised in the
biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. Students study six taught
modules and then undertake a research project.
Web-based options have now been developed to make two of these modules
available within a password-protected Virtual Learning Environment.
Participants communicate with the course tutors and with each other
using email, bulletin boards and on-line tutorials. They also have
access to the Distance Learning Service provided by the University

The modules to be offered from October 2000 are Bioinformatics 1, the
introductory module, and C for Bioinformatics, the first of the
programming modules.  Those successfully completing a module will be
awarded credits towards the MSc degree.  The module fee for 2000/2001 is

Further information, including registration details, is available at or from Heather.Vincent at


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