• Application Deadline
  • 4 months
    Duration

About

How do we sequence and compare genomes? How do we identify the genetic basis for disease? How do we construct an evolutionary Tree of Life for all species on Earth?

When you complete this Bioinformatics Specialization offered by Coursera in partnership with UC San Diego, you will learn how to answer many questions in modern biology that have become inseparable from the computational approaches used to solve them. You will also obtain a toolkit of existing software resources built on these computational approaches and that are used by thousands of biologists every day in one of the fastest growing fields in science.

If you are interested in programming, we feature an "Honors Track" (called "hacker track" in previous runs of the course). The Honors Track allows you to implement the bioinformatics algorithms that you will encounter along the way in dozens of automatically graded coding challenges. By completing the Honors Track, you will be a bioinformatics software professional!

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date This course is offered on a rolling basis.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 4 months
    • Duration description

      Time to completion can vary based on your schedule, but most learners are able to complete the Specialization in 4-6 months.

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Finding Hidden Messages in DNA (Bioinformatics I)
  • Genome Sequencing (Bioinformatics II)
  • Comparing Genes, Proteins, and Genomes (Bioinformatics III)
  • Molecular Evolution (Bioinformatics IV)
  • Genomic Data Science and Clustering (Bioinformatics V)
  • Finding Mutations in DNA and Proteins (Bioinformatics VI)
  • Bioinformatics Capstone: Big Data in Biology

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

We require only a basic knowledge of high school-level biology and the ability to think technically.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    49 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 49 USD for the full programme and a duration of 4 months.
  • National Applies to you

    49 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 49 USD for the full programme and a duration of 4 months.
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Funding

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