Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
|Year and Campus:||2011 - Parkville|
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Duration & Credit Points:||200 credit points taken over 24 months full time. This course is available as full or part time.|
CoordinatorDr Andrew Lonie
Melbourne Graduate School of Science
Faculty of Science
The University of Melbourne
Tel: + 61 3 8344 6128
Fax: +61 3 8344 3351
|Course Overview:||The Master of Science (Bioinformatics) is one of the research training streams of the Master of Science. The research training streams give students the opportunity to undertake a substantive research project in a field of choice as well as a broad range of coursework subjects including a professional tools component, as a pathway to PhD study or to the workforce.|
The objectives of this course are to provide students with:
|Course Structure & Available Subjects:||
Students undertaking the Master of Science - bioinformatics program will complete 200 points comprising:
The first year has three streams corresponding to each of the foundation disciplines.
Biology/Biomedicine stream (for students with a biology /biomedicine background)
Mathematics/Statistics stream (for students with a mathematics and statistics background)
Computer Science (for students with a computing background)
Exemptions will be granted for students who have completed equivalent subjects in their undergraduate studies.
All students undertake a common 2nd year program in 2011:
Bachelor degree with a major in an appropriate discipline with at least an H3 (65%) average in the major of equivalent. Appropriate disciplines include:
Students should also have a background in calculus and computing.
|Core Participation Requirements:||It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study and reasonable steps will be made to enhance a student’s participation in the University’s programs. Students who feel their disability may impact upon their active and safe participation in a course are encouraged to discuss this with the relevant course coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit.|
|Further Study:||The Research Training programs offer a pathway to a PhD.|
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