Fellows are required to take two graduate level courses – Bioinformatics I and Clinical Research Method through the Bioinformatics Department at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine.
In addition, fellows are strongly encouraged to pursue a M.S. in Bioinformatics. The Master of Science in Bioinformatics supports the education of students interested in a career in bioinformatics or clinical research. Our graduates master core competencies that allow them to participate in biological research, clinical and population health research, or research to develop innovative information systems. We work passionately to equip the next generation of health researchers by emphasizing patient-oriented research in the context of state-of-the-art medical informatics. The Master of Science in Bioinformatics is offered through a joint effort by the UMKC School of Medicine, School of Biological Sciences and School of Computing and Engineering.
The Master of Science in Bioinformatics program offers three emphasis areas so students receive a tailored degree. Four core courses are required for each area (12 credit hours), which lay a foundation for specialized courses and electives.
Clinical Research – emphasizes the creation and understanding of data generated by patient care and clinical studies and on the statistical methodology needed for clinical research and improved bedside care.
Computational – emphasizes the development and use of the next generation of bioinformatics tools and software.
Genomics– emphasizes the use of existing software for biological analysis and the analysis of a diverse set of biological data
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