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Archived Curricula Guide 2012–2013
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Master´s Degree Programme in Bioinformatics

Learning outcomes

The students will have theoretical and practical knowledge about key fields of bioinformatics, computational biology, and systems biology. After finishing they will be able to perform analyses of DNA and protein sequences, protein structures and gene expression data and interpret the results in their biological context.


Bioinformatics is a young discipline which combines biomedical problems with solutions from information technology, mathematics, and statistics.


A BSc degree in a suitable field, such as molecular biosciences, information technology, or statistics.

Further information

See also Degree Programmes Taught in English (http://www.uta.fi/admissions/degreeprog/programmes/bioinformatics.html) and our home page at http://bioinformatics.fi

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Master´s Degree Programme in Bioinformatics

General Studies 6–12 ECTS
English language course and Finnish not required if initial test passed.
BIO0001 Orientation Course, 3 ECTS
BIO5555 English Language Course, 3 ECTS
KKSU1 Elementary Course 1, 3 ECTS
Compulsory Minor Subject Studies 3–24 ECTS
Required courses defined by initial tests and previous studies.
Optional Studies 2–35 ECTS
Any amount so that 120 ECTS credits are completed.
BIO4350 Protein Modelling, 6 ECTS
BIO4460 Journal Club, 2 ECTS
BIO4380 Bioinformatics Project, 1–6 ECTS
BIO4660 Advanced Statistics, 4 ECTS
Supplementary studies 1–60 ECTS
Supplementary studies may be required above the 120-ECTS minimum
BIOI0010 Supplementary Mathematics, 3 ECTS
Institute of Biomedical Technology