Applied Bioinformatics

15 credits

Syllabus, Master's level, 1MB519

A revised version of the syllabus is available.
Education cycle
Second cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level
Bioinformatics A1F, Technology A1F
Grading system
Fail (U), Pass (G)
Finalised by
The Faculty Board of Science and Technology, 26 October 2020
Responsible department
Biology Education Centre

Entry requirements

120 credits as well as 30 credits from the courses Proteomics and Metabolomics, Script Programming or Programming in Python, Statistical Inference for Bioinformatics, Knowledge-Based Systems in Bioinformatics, Molecular Evolution, Information Management Systems, Big Data in Life Sciences, Genome Analysis, Automated Predictive Modelling.

Learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to apply previously acquired knowledge in a bioinformatic project.

After completing the course the student should be able to:

  • plan and carry out a bioinformatic project that intends to solve a biological, biomedically or technical problem
  • Critically analyse, value and summarise the obtained results and present those in writing as well as orally
  • make well founded scientific, social and ethical assessments of all parts of the project
  • search, value and use scientific literature in subjects that lie within the scope of the course and implement this knowledge in the project.


The studies are carried out in the form of project work. The projects are designed in consultation with employer in the industry or academia and include development of new tools or applications of already existing tools to solve biological and biomedical problem. The projects can e.g. include genome annotation, gene expression analysis, population genetic analyses or modelling of metabolic reaction pathways. The course also includes practicing to critically analyse and account for strengths and weaknesses in his own and others' oral and written presentations as well as in the project work (engineering skills, scientific approach and experimental ability).


Project work and seminars


Seminars 3 credits. Written and oral presentation of project work (12 credits).

If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the University's disability coordinator.