[Microbiology] Distance courses in computational biology

Heather Vincent via microbio%40net.bio.net (by Heather.Vincent from manchester.ac.uk)
Sun Aug 15 11:21:38 EST 2010

Computational biology meets microbiology in many areas, including 
medicine, public health, agriculture and biodiversity.  Our online
courses in computational biology can provide valuable opportunities for 
professional development for microbiologists working in any of a wide 
range of different areas.

The courses are delivered in a Virtual Learning Environment,
which allows us to extend the classroom into the web.  We use a range of
tools to support our online teaching activities.

Each course, which is paced to suit those in full-time employment, runs
over 16 teaching weeks.

Teaching and learning are focussed around tutor-supported exercises. 
Participants who wish to be assessed for credits at Masters level must 
complete additional independent research for assessment

The next courses begin on 4 October 2010.  Bioinformatics for Systems 
(http://octette.cs.man.ac.uk/bioinformatics/modules/BIOL61820.html) is 
already full, but there are still places available on :

Introduction to software development in Java
Introduction to Health Informatics
Computational Systems Biology

You can also book early for the courses running in March 2011.  The 
March courses will include :

Mathematics for metabolic modelling
Introduction to BioHealth Informatics
Introduction to microarray data analysis
Databases and data modelling
Object-oriented analysis and design with UML

Any of the above modules can be studied as a single short course, or you 
can choose to register for a formal qualification.  Those wishing to 
progress to the MSc will complete a supported research project. 
Examples of projects that have been published in a range of journals are 
listed here : http://octette.cs.man.ac.uk/bioinformatics/research/index.html

For further information, please visit our programme website :

If you have any questions, or would like advice on the options, please
contact Heather.Vincent from manchester.ac.uk

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