Introduction to Bioinformatics

Introduction to Bioinformatics
Introduction to basic concepts in bioinformatics. Standard bioinformatic applications.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesBio 100 or PDBio 120 or concurrent enrollment.
 TaughtFall, Winter
 ProgramsContaining BIO 165
Course Outcomes: 

Outcome 1: Introduction to Linux and Programming

Students will learn the basics of the Linux operating system and feel comfortable working in a command line terminal. Additionally, students will be introduced to the Python programming language and write simple scripts to manipulate DNA sequence data.

Outcome 2: Survey of the Field of Bioinformatics

Students will gain an understanding of the field of bioinformatics, including career options in bioinformatics, how bioinformatics facilitates discovery in a variety of research areas, an overview to commonly used databases, and an overview of file formats frequently used in bioinformatics.