It was well taught. I liked the fact the two professors focused on two different subjects- biology and statistics portion of this course. The paragraphs written below each video was extremely helpful.
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 Dylan B•
Basic introduction. I have a biology background so for me this was easy. But for a non-biologist I imagine this may difficult to understand. From a non-biologist point of view I imagine the lecturers can spend more time explaining the biology of the cell and genome replication in a lot more detail. This can be handy understanding why we get certain mutations and why some mutations are more interesting than others (e.g. why are most variants (SNPs) found outside coding regions?).
By Saaket V•
A good introduction to Genomic Technologies. Positives: Concise, to the point quizzes, at times funny alternatives answers. The instructor was world class. Could have included few examples of technologies and software being used for sequencing. Trends and what to expect in next five years. Linking to the applications like Precision medicine, Companion Diagnostics, and Personalized medicine would have further improved the delivery of the course.
By ELISA W•
This course included a lot of background information which most I already had. The lecturers were engaging, however, spoke quickly. Luckily I could rewind. Some concepts were inadequately glossed over, but then tested on. Since, as I said, I already had background I could still successfully answer the quiz questions. But I could see how someone who is taking this without prior knowledge would have more difficulty.
By Jessica R•
This is an extremely basic course. In my opinion, it isn't worth $49 and is thrown in just to add to the total price of the specialization. It is a useful refresher, but doesn't really contain much information. Just a couple of topics are covered at a very basic level. You could also get this info from watching Youtube videos.
By Abhinaya S•
Average course. The initial part was taught by someone who doesn't do Molecular Biology and still tried to push off a course material. It sounded like it was dumbed down to below basic levels in some cases and while I understand the course is meant for general population, the material was presented in a very un-scientific way.
By Wesley W•
I am a PhD student in genetics, so the background material there was review from undergrad courses. Obviously some people who are not biologists will need this background. I do wish, however, that the statistics intro was more applied and covered a better intro and application to the why!
By Abhilash K T•
Overall, the flow and the materials covered are good. I was really interested to learn the statistical part of the course, however, there were very few examples and the speaker went through all the materials like everyone here knows all the statistics that he was teaching.
By Nikita T•
Mostly, it is an interesting course, although it is very short - if a person knows something about molecular biology, then it is feasible to finish it a couple of hours. Nevertheless, probably it provides us with a good introduction to the rest of the series.
By Sergio R B•
I did not find the course on an intermediate level, it is pretty basic. The statistics parts need materials different than the videos to have a deeper understanding of the different parameters/calculations and what do they mean.
By Clara M G•
could have a bit more application of analyses, at least the statistical parts. I enjoyed the application of reading the paper and answering questions. I am looking forward to the next section of the course!
By Khairunnisaa' B S•
If you are learning this for the first time without any prior knowledge like me,this course is difficult and there are many technical terms which you have to memorise and know for the Quiz.
By Abdur R A S•
The Graded quiz regarding the statistical part was a bit difficult and the course project article was also difficult to understand and the quiz for that was also not easy to solve.
By DIKSHIT A•
1 star just for instructors English , it's really disgusting , he is saying too fast .
course content is really good .
He reminds me of Phil Coulson
By Giuliano B•
Very basic and introductive to the following courses of the specialization path. Very clear explanation, waiting for the rest of the course.
By Maria T•
Good overview, but not very detailed - very quick to go through and not for anyone who already knows something about the area of study.
By Suki S•
This was a little light, despite the fact that this is not my area of expertise. It was a goo start overall, tho.
By Sana S S•
The lectures were too long and drawling. It would have been nice if lecture slides and readings were provided.
By John M•
The course is very concentrated and short. I suggest to add more time and explain things in more detail.
By Michael O S•
Somewhat easy for an introductory course, but good for people without prior background.
By Jean-philippe M•
Good introduction to the field
Poor illustrations during course
By Kriti S•
basic introduction. The statistics lectures were new to me. good for a start.
By Harshita M•
Not worth the time for a person having a biology background.
By Dave S•
The stats section in week 4 sucked. The rest was spot on.
By Junior B•
A nice but sometimes to shallow introduction into genomics
By Angela P M•
Good as introduction, but pretty basic for me.