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		PGDip in Information Technology

			leading to an

		    MSc in Bioinformatics 

The University of Abertay Dundee  School of Informatics,
in conjunction with the School of Molecular and Life
Sciences, is able to offer a fully funded Postgraduate Diploma 
in Information Technology designed for graduates 
in one of the Biological Sciences (including Biotechnology,
Biology, Microbiology, Zoology, etc.) who wish to:

  develop a career in Bioinformatics,
  develop a research career in the Biological Sciences and/or
  become more familiar with the use of information technology in biology

Entry to the Postgraduate Diploma course will require a degree
in one of the Biological Sciences.  Progress on to 
the Msc in Bioinformatics will require successful completion 
of the Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology. 

The Postgraduate Diploma is a 2 semester, 30 week course which
will comprise of 8 modules:

Semester	Module		Semester	Module
1	Data Modelling		
				2	IT for the Biological Sciences
1	Design & Analysis of experiments
				2	Information Sources (Biology)
1	Introduction to Programming
				2	Program Developments
1	Introduction to Bioinformatics
				2	Artificial Intelligence Applications

On completion of the course diplomates will be familiar with:

  principles of Bioinformatics and current research in this area
  data handling and experimental design
  computer programming as applied to the Biological Sciences and
  application of artificial intelligence to biological systems

Employment opportunities for students successfully completing 
the courses are likely to be available in:

  industry (biotechnology, diagnostics, etc)
  postgraduate research and
  any area where numerate, computer literate biologists are required**

** Study of recent employment advertisements in Nature and 
New Scientist shows that IT skills, as will be 
developed in this course, are highly sought after by employers
of biology graduates

To obtain the MSc Bioinformatics will require successful completion
of these 8 modules together with the 
successful completion of a 17 week project which will be undertaken 
at the University of Abertay Dundee or any
other suitable organisation.

For further information on the course please contact:

Dr John W Palfreyman			Tel:  01382-308657
University of Abertay Dundee		Fax:  01382-308663
Bell Street
Dundee, DD1 1HG			E-mail:  mltjwp at tay.ac.uk

For an entry form for the course + other relevant documentation
please contact:

Julie McEwan				Tel:  01382-308080
Information and Recruitment Office
University of Abertay Dundee
Bell Street
Dundee, DD1 1HG

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