Bachelor of Science (Hons.) Bioinformatics

by | Mar 15, 2019

Bioinformatics is dynamic and evolving, representing one of the most rapidly growing and challenging areas in science and technology today.

The MMU Bioinformatics programme is a balance of IT and Life Sciences plus training in specific applications. A significant component of our programme is practical laboratory experience and problem-based learning, alongside student presentations and lectures in small classes. Projects and Industry experience add another dimension to the knowledge gained in lectures.

Programme Structure

Year 1

  • Mathematical Techniques
  • Computer Programming
  • Database Systems
  • Cell Biology
  • Biochemistry I
  • Discrete Mathematics and Probability
  • Computer Architecture and Organisation
  • Data Communications and Networking
  • Bioinformatics Programming I
  • Biochemistry II

Year 2

  • Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Operating Systems
  • System Analysis and Design
  • Bioinformatics Programming II
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Bioinformatics Algorithms I
  • Parallel Computing
  • Basic Human Genetics
  • Basic Microbiology
  • Database Design and Management
  • Industrial Training

Year 3

  • Project
  • Data Mining and Machine Learning Systems
  • Bioinformatics Algorithms II
  • Introduction to Molecular Biology
  • Introductory course in Pharmacology
  • Legal, Moral and Ethical Issues in Life
  • Sciences

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