Master of Science in Bioinformatics

Emphasis and Curriculum Overview


An informative overview of the emphasis and curriculum for the Master of Science in Bioinformatics program. This overview will provide a clear understanding of what to expect and how it can benefit your academic and professional journey in the field of bioinformatics.

CLINICAL RESEARCH
Focuses on the generation and comprehension of data derived from real-word patient care, various study designs, and statistical techniques that convert data into knowledge for enhancing patient outcomes and healthcare delivery.

BIOSTATISTICS
MEDB 5501: Applied Biostatistics I 3 Credit Hours
MEDB 5502: Applied Biostatistics II  3 Credit Hours
CLINICAL RESEARCH SKILLS
MEDB 5510: Clinical Research Methodology  3 Credit Hours
MEDB 5511: Principles and Applications of Epidemiology  3 Credit Hours
MEDB 5512: Clinical Trials  3 Credit Hours
MEDB 5513: Overview of Health Services Research  3 Credit Hours
MEDB 5561: Responsible Conduct of Research  3 Credit Hours
INFORMATICS
MEDB 5520: Introduction to Medical Informatics  3 Credit Hours
REQUIRED ELECTIVES
Students who select the Thesis/Non-Thesis option must enroll in 6 credit hours; 9 credit hours if Capstone.
THESIS, CAPSTONE OR NON-THESIS
Students who select thesis are required to complete 6 credit hours of research and preparation; 3 credit hours required for capstone research and preparation; 0 credit hours required if non-thesis.

COMPUTATIONAL
Focuses on the creation and utilization of cutting-edge bioinformatics analytics, tools, and software.

BIOSTATISTICS
MEDB 5501: Applied Biostatistics I 3 Credit Hours
MEDB 5502: Applied Biostatistics II  3 Credit Hours
MEDB 5503: Applied Biostatistics III (Mixed-Effects Models)  3 Credit Hours
MEDB 5573: Biostatistical Consulting Practicum  3 Credit Hours
CLINICAL RESEARCH SKILLS
MEDB 5510: Clinical Research Methodology  3 Credit Hours
MEDB 5561: Responsible Conduct of Research  3 Credit Hours
INFORMATICS
MEDB 5507: Introduction to SAS  1 Credit Hours
MEDB 5508: Introduction to SQL  2 Credit Hours
MEDB 5514: Human Genome Epidemiology  3 Credit Hours
MEDB 5589: Machine Learning  3 Credit Hours
BIOL 5525: Bioinformatics and Data Analysis  3 Credit Hours
COMP-SCI 470: Introduction to Database Management Systems  3 Credit Hours
THESIS, CAPSTONE OR NON-THESIS
Students who select thesis are required to complete 6 credit hours of research and preparation; 3 credit hours required for capstone research and preparation; 0 credit hours required if non-thesis.

EPIDEMIOLOGY AND BIOSTATISTICS
Focuses on the utilization of observational and experimental study designs and statistical techniques to convert various data into knowledge for enhancing population health.

EPIDEMIOLOGY
MEDB 5511: Principles & Applications of Epidemiology 3 Credit Hours
MEDB 5535: Quantitative Aspects of Epidemiologic Research  3 Credit Hours
BIOSTATISTICS
MEDB 5501: Applied Biostatistics I 3 Credit Hours
MEDB 5502: Applied Biostatistics II  3 Credit Hours
CLINICAL RESEARCH
MEDB 5510: Clinical Research Methodology  3 Credit Hours
MEDB 5561: Responsible Conduct of Research  3 Credit Hours
EPIDEMIOLOGY BIOSTATISTICS ELECTIVES
Students must complete a total of 6 credit hours from the courses below
MEDB 5503: Applied Biostatistics III (Mixed-Effects Models)  3 Credit Hours
MEDB 5505: Introduction to R  1 Credit Hours
MEDB 5507: Introduction to SAS  1 Credit Hours
MEDB 5514: Human Genome Epidemiology  3 Credit Hours
MEDB 5573: Biostatistical Consulting Practicum  2-4 Credit Hours
MEDB 5589: Special Topics  3 Credit Hours
REQUIRED ELECTIVES
Students who select the Thesis/Non-Thesis option must enroll in 6 credit hours; 9 credit hours if Capstone.
THESIS, CAPSTONE OR NON-THESIS
Students who select thesis are required to complete 6 credit hours of research and preparation; 3 credit hours required for capstone research and preparation; 0 credit hours required if non-thesis.

GENOMICS
Focuses on the use of current software for biological analysis and the examination of a broad range of biological data.

BIOSTATISTICS
MEDB 5501: Applied Biostatistics I 3 Credit Hours
MEDB 5502: Applied Biostatistics II  3 Credit Hours
CLINICAL RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND ETHICS
MEDB 5510: Clinical Research Methodology 3 Credit Hours
MEDB 5561: Responsible Conduct of Research  3 Credit Hours
COMPUTER-RELATED INFORMATICS
BIOL 5525: Bioinformatics and Data Analysis  3 Credit Hours
COMPUTER-RELATED INFORMATICS
MEDB 5561: Responsible Conduct of Research  3 Credit Hours
Students must select one of the courses below
COMP-SCI 470: Introduction to Database Management  3 Credit Hours
COMP-SCI 371: Database Design, Implementation and Validation  3 Credit Hours
GENOMICS-RELATED INFORMATICS
LS-CBB 5530: Cell and Molecular Biology I  3 Credit Hours
LS-CBB 5520: Cell and Molecular Biology II  3 Credit Hours
LS-MBB 5561: Biochemistry I  3 Credit Hours
LS-MBB 5562: Biochemistry II  3 Credit Hours
BIOL 5519: Principles of Evolution  3 Credit Hours
THESIS OR NON-THESIS
Students who select thesis are required to complete 5 credit hours of research and preparation; 0 credit hours required if non-thesis.

INDIVIDUALIZED INFORMATICS
Focuses on providing students with the flexibility to design a bioinformatics curriculum that fits their academic/career goals.

BIOSTATISTICS
MEDB 5501: Applied Biostatistics I 3 Credit Hours
MEDB 5502: Applied Biostatistics II  3 Credit Hours
CLINICAL RESEARCH SKILLS
MEDB 5510: Clinical Research Methodology  3 Credit Hours
MEDB 5561: Responsible Conduct of Research  3 Credit Hours
INFORMATICS
Students must select two courses from below
MEDB 5520: Introduction to Medical Informatics  3 Credit Hours
MEDB 5521: Clinical Bioinformatics  3 Credit Hours
BIOL 5525: Bioinformatics and Data Analysis  3 Credit Hours
COMP-SCI 5566: Introduction to Bioinformatics  3 Credit Hours
REQUIRED ELECTIVES
Students who select the Thesis/Non-Thesis option must enroll in 12 credit hours; 15 credit hours if Capstone.
THESIS, CAPSTONE OR NON-THESIS
Students who select thesis are required to complete 6 credit hours of research and preparation; 3 credit hours required for capstone research and preparation; 0 credit hours required if non-thesis.

Course Offerings
Any course available in our department list can be taken as an elective. To view our full listing, please click here

Program of Study
To view the individual Program of Study for each emphasis, click here.

 

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