ProfCert Bioinformatics for Veterinary & Animal Scientists

Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 5)

This in-person two-week course (from Monday 24 July to Friday 4 August 2023) is designed for graduate students and researchers in veterinary and animal sciences. It will be delivered by a team of internationally renowned Bioinformaticians including Prof Gavin Conant (North Carolina State University).

NB. Entry requirements for the course include an undergraduate degree in Agriculture, Life Sciences or Veterinary Medicine.

The course will cover basic scripting, an introduction to next-generation sequencing, protein structure modelling and analysis, molecular evolution and phylogenetics, and network biology.

Course objectives include:
• Knowledge and understanding of
• Scripting, next generation sequencing, protein structure modelling, molecular evolution and genetics, SNP data and use in GWAS
• Application of knowledge to genomic data sets
• Critical analysis and evaluation of data
• Communication of conclusions and knowledge
• Implementation of experimental design to future projects

A two-hour examination (part 1 short answer questions 1h and part 2 MCQ 1h) will take place on Brightspace (virtual learning environment) the last day of the course, Friday 4 August 2023.

Curricular information is subject to change

Part Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No

The course fees are €2,000 for non-UCD applicants.

The following entry routes are available:

PC Bioinformatics for Veterinary & Animal Scientists PT (D058)
1 Months
Part Time