[Immunology] Introduction to Bioinformatics, October 2009
(by Heather.Vincent from manchester.ac.uk)
Tue Aug 25 01:55:45 EST 2009
The online course, Introduction to Bioinformatics, is designed to
provide professional development for biologists working in a wide range
of different areas. For example, it would be suitable for anyone with
an interest in immunological bioinformatics or systems immunology.
Students successfully completing the assessments will receive a
certificate from The University of Manchester.
As for all our distance courses, teaching is delivered in a Virtual
Learning Environment that allows us to extend the classroom into the
web. We use a range of tools to support our online teaching activities.
Teaching and learning are focussed around tutor-supported exercises. In
this course, participants work together on the interpretation of their
results, before receiving feedback from the course tutor.
Week 1 Introduction to distance learning
Bioinformatics as a knowledge-based discipline
Weeks 2 and 3 Introduction to the sequence databases
Quality, redundancy and annotation
Sequence retrieval exercise and group discussion
Weeks 4 and 5 Nucleic acid sequence analysis
Weeks 6 and 7 Independent research and assessment
Weeks 8 and 9 Sequence alignment and database search
Weeks 10 and 11 Protein function prediction.
Weeks 12 and 13 Protein structure prediction
Practical exercise and group discussion
Weeks 14 to 16 Independent research for the second assessment
You will find information on all our courses, including fees and a link
to the online application form, here :
http://octette.cs.man.ac.uk/bioinformatics/index.html If you have any
questions, or need advice on the module options, please contact
Heather.Vincent from manchester.ac.uk
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