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BioinformaticsStatisticsData ScienceComputational Biology

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

2 hours to complete


In this Module, you can expect to study topics of "Just enough molecular biology", "The genome", "Writing a DNA sequence", "Central dogma", "Transcription", "Translation", and "DNA structure and modifications"....
8 videos (Total 81 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
8 videos
What Is Genomics?7m
What Is Genomic Data Science?8m
Just Enough Cell Biology8m
Important Molecules in Molecular Biology7m
The Human Genome Project17m
Molecular Biology Structures9m
From Genes to Phenotypes9m
2 readings
Pre-Course Survey10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 1: Overview and Molecular Biology20m
1 hour to complete

Measurement Technology

In this module, you'll learn about polymerase chain reaction, next generation sequencing, and applications of sequencing....
3 videos (Total 25 min), 1 quiz
3 videos
Next Generation Sequencing7m
Applications of Sequencing8m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 2: Measurement Technology20m
1 hour to complete

Computing Technology

The lectures for this module cover a few basic topics in computing technology. We'll go over the foundations of computer science, algorithms, memory and data structures, efficiency, software engineering, and computational biology software....
6 videos (Total 39 min), 1 quiz
6 videos
Memory and Data Structures6m
Software Engineering8m
What is Computational Biology Software11m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 3: Computing Technology20m
2 hours to complete

Data Science Technology

In this module on Data Science Technology, we'll be covering quite a lot of information about how to handle the data produced during the sequencing process. We'll cover reproducibility, analysis, statistics, question types, the central dogma of inference, analysis code, testing, prediction, variation, experimental design, confounding, power, sample size, correlation, causation, and degrees of freedom....
10 videos (Total 55 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
10 videos
What Went Wrong?4m
The Central Dogma of Statistics3m
Data Sharing Plans4m
Getting Help with Statistics2m
Plotting Your Data5m
Sample Size and Variability7m
Statistical Significance6m
Multiple Testing7m
Study Design, Batch Effects, and Confounding7m
2 readings
Course Project Instructions and Reading10m
Post-Course Survey10m
2 practice exercises
Quiz 4: Data Science Technology20m
Course Project20m
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By KKNov 21st 2017

Relatively nice introduction course, contents are maybe rather limited, yet as an instructive course, it does provide a clear overview which correlates well with the required answers for the quizzes!

By MRJun 13th 2016

Very good introductory course. It's a lot of material to cover for a newbie, but if you have some background, you will find you progress pretty quickly. Enjoyable, engaging, fun and useful.



Steven Salzberg, PhD

Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, and Biostatistics

Jeff Leek, PhD

Associate Professor, Biostatistics
Bloomberg School of Public Health

About Johns Hopkins University

The mission of The Johns Hopkins University is to educate its students and cultivate their capacity for life-long learning, to foster independent and original research, and to bring the benefits of discovery to the world....

About the Genomic Data Science Specialization

This specialization covers the concepts and tools to understand, analyze, and interpret data from next generation sequencing experiments. It teaches the most common tools used in genomic data science including how to use the command line, Python, R, Bioconductor, and Galaxy. The sequence is a stand alone introduction to genomic data science or a perfect compliment to a primary degree or postdoc in biology, molecular biology, or genetics. To audit Genomic Data Science courses for free, visit https://www.coursera.org/jhu, click the course, click Enroll, and select Audit....
Genomic Data Science

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