HI 5330 Introduction to Bioinformatics

(2 hours lecture/3 hours laboratory/week lecture/ demonstration/discussion)

3 semester credit hours/meets part of basic informatics component 

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor 

The course gives a comprehensive entry-level introduction to bioinformatics.  It covers a wide variety of topics in bioinformatics, including but not limited to; sequence analysis, protein structure, genome analysis, database, transcription profiling, etc.  Two major goals are 1) to help students to understand the scope, the basic concepts and the theory of bioinformatics and 2) to get familiar with tools for bioinformatics related data analysis.  Programming skills are not necessary.  Laptop computer is necessary if students want to practice bioinformatics software and tools in class.