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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - BCH6889
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  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2005-11-08
  2. Department: Biochemistry
  3. College: MD
  4. Budget Account Number: 61111
  5. Contact Person: Michael J. Barber
  6. Phone: 9749702
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: BCH
  9. Number: 6889
  10. Full Title: Bioinformatics II
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: C - Class Lecture (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: N
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Bioinformatics II
  19. Course Online?: -
  20. Percentage Online:
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: BMS 6888 Bioinformatics
  23. Corequisites: None
  24. Course Description: Bioinformatics II focuses on four aspects: genome analysis; software suites; homology modeling and DNA microarrays; all of which have become essential tools in modern day analyses of both genome organization and protein structure-function relationships.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: Bioinformatics II is a required course in both the MS program in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology and the Graduate Certificate Program in Bioinformatics. The course focuses on four aspects of bioinformatics that include the organization and anlysi
  26. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service? This course is a required component of both the MS program in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (M.S.B.C.B.)and the Graduate Certificate Program in Bioinformatics. It is presented to graduate students in their second semester. The couse is also suitable for students in graduate programs in Medical Sciences, Public Health, Biology and Chemistry.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? Yes.

    GMS 7930 2 times

  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) The intructor must have a Ph.D. or eqivalent degree in the biological or chemical sciences with advanced knowledge in the application of bioinformatics to the study and analysis of genomes and preoteins
  29. Objectives: Bioinformatics II continues the exposure of graduate students to the growing area of bioinformatics by concentrating on selected topics that have become essential tools in modern day analyses of both genome organization and protein structure-function relationships.

    These topic include the organization and anlysis of genomes; comparative analysis of academic/commercial software suites employed in bioinformatics analyses; the techniques involved in modeling protein structure and the design and use of DNA microarrays.

  30. Learning Outcomes: Students will develop expertise in tha analyses of prokaryotic and eukaryotic genomes, the design and application of compehensive bioinformatics software suites; the principles and results of molecular modeling to define protein structure and the design and application of DNA microarrays.
  31. Major Topics: The course involves completion of four specifc modules that focus on advanced aspects of bioinformatics. These are:


    Bioinformatics software suites

    Protein homology modeling

    DNA microarrays

  32. Textbooks: None are required. A selection of optional textbooks and a selected reading list are supplied by the instructor.
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases:
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy:
  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests:
  36. Attendance Policy:
  37. Policy on Make-up Work:
  38. Program This Course Supports:
  39. Course Concurrence Information:

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