About this Specialization

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Design systems-level experiments using appropriate cutting edge techniques, collect big data, and analyze and interpret small and big data sets quantitatively. The Systems Biology Specialization covers the concepts and methodologies used in systems-level analysis of biomedical systems. Successful participants will learn how to use experimental, computational and mathematical methods in systems biology and how to design practical systems-level frameworks to address questions in a variety of biomedical fields. In the final Capstone Project, students will apply the methods they learned in five courses of specialization to work on a research project.
Learner Career Outcomes
50%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
33%
Got a pay increase or promotion.

Shareable Certificate

Earn a Certificate upon completion

100% online courses

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Flexible Schedule

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Intermediate Level

Approx. 7 months to complete

Suggested 5 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Chinese (Simplified)
Learner Career Outcomes
50%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
33%
Got a pay increase or promotion.

Shareable Certificate

Earn a Certificate upon completion

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Intermediate Level

Approx. 7 months to complete

Suggested 5 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Chinese (Simplified)

How the Specialization Works

Take Courses

A Coursera Specialization is a series of courses that helps you master a skill. To begin, enroll in the Specialization directly, or review its courses and choose the one you'd like to start with. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. It’s okay to complete just one course — you can pause your learning or end your subscription at any time. Visit your learner dashboard to track your course enrollments and your progress.

Hands-on Project

Every Specialization includes a hands-on project. You'll need to successfully finish the project(s) to complete the Specialization and earn your certificate. If the Specialization includes a separate course for the hands-on project, you'll need to finish each of the other courses before you can start it.

Earn a Certificate

When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.

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There are 6 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Introduction to Systems Biology

4.3
stars
345 ratings
67 reviews
Course2

Course 2

Experimental Methods in Systems Biology

4.5
stars
188 ratings
29 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Network Analysis in Systems Biology

4.5
stars
138 ratings
18 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Dynamical Modeling Methods for Systems Biology

4.7
stars
144 ratings
27 reviews

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Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Yes! To get started, click the course card that interests you and enroll. You can enroll and complete the course to earn a shareable certificate, or you can audit it to view the course materials for free. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. Visit your learner dashboard to track your progress.

  • This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.

  • This Specialization doesn't carry university credit, but some universities may choose to accept Specialization Certificates for credit. Check with your institution to learn more.

  • Time to completion can vary based on your schedule, but most learners are able to complete the Specialization in 12 months.

  • Some college-level cell and molecular biology, basic statistics and calculus.

  • The first (Introduction to Systems Biology) and last course (Integrated Analysis in Systems Biology) should be taken in sequence. There is flexibility in taking the middle three courses. These courses may be taken in any sequence, but are best taken in the order listed.

  • Coursera courses and certificates don't carry university credit, though some universities may choose to accept Specialization Certificates for credit. Check with your institution to learn more.

  • You will be able to design and implement systems biology methods to solve biomedical problems. The systems biology specialization covers all areas of systems biology in biomedical sciences.

  • You will have access to Matlab provided by MathWorks whenever it is needed. Other programs and softwares used in the courses are freely available.

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