M.A. Bioinformatics

University of Maribor

Application deadline: Call for applications has been published on May 31st; Deadline for applicants: September 2nd; Enrollment: September 30th 2013. More at: http://www.um.si/en/Study/about/Pages/Call-for-application-in-Postgraduate-Study-Programmes-of-UM-13_14.aspx
Tuition fee:
  • € 4,350 / Year (EEA)
  • € 4,350 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: October  2014
Credits: 120 ECTS
Duration full-time: 24 months
Partnership: Joint
Languages:
  • Slovenian
  • English
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Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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The basics aims of the programme are:
- gaining new basic knowledge, skills, points of view, opinion and professional values which students didn't acquire on the 1st level;
- develop and deepen the theoretical knowledge, skills, points of view and professional values which students developed throughout the undergraduate programme;
- qualifying for independent new knowledge resources searching on the scientific and professional field;
- qualifying for use of new up to date scientific research methods, including the up to date biometrics and analytical procedures, in predictive, new and flexible environments;
- qualifying for independent researching on different fields of bioinformatics;
- qualifyinf for use of up todate technologies, instruments and software from the field of bioinformatics;
- qualifying for taking over the responsibilities for managing the most pretentious systems, which extent, define or connected to some specific fields of bioinformatics;
- develop the independent and responsible leadership and connection of team work.

Among the general competences of the programme Bioinformatics following competences are especially exposed:
- ability for right application of basic knowledge from the field of scientific methods and laboratory techniques;
- advanced skills for application of molecule and cell methods, research in the field of biophysics and solving of complex biomedical problems and systems;
- knowing the genome and proteome methods and their application;
- knowing the methodology and paradigm of information technologies for storage of data, analyses, synthesis and visualization of genome and proteome data;
- competence for forming information health systems on general and specifically for forming bioinformational systems;
- incorporate organizational knowledge to the support of successful business decisions;
- use of scientific research methods for research on the field of bioinformatics.

Contents

YEAR 1

Obligatory subjects: Information and communication technologies in bioinformatics, Algorithms and data structures in bioinformatics, Molecular biophysics, Introduction to bioinformatics, Applied computer science for bioinformatics, Multivariate statistical methods, Computer geometry for bioinformatics, Data mining and knowledge discovery.

Optional subjects:Selected topics in biochemistry, Selected topics in biophysics, Basics of molecular and cell biology, Chemistry.

YEAR 2

Obligatory subjects: Theoretical biophysics, Bioinformatics and genetic research, DNA micro nets and analyze of expressions gene, Advanced research methods in bioinformatics.

Optional subjects: Complexity theory and chaos, Health informatics, Visualisation of scientific data,

Modelling and simulation in health care, Protein structures and proteomic, Pharmacogenomics, Human molecular genetics-selected topics, Recombinant DNA technology, Basics of molecular and population genetics.

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Requirements

The enrollment into the postgraduate study program Bioinformatics (2nd level bologna study programme) is open to candidates who finished:

- 1st degree study programme from the appropriate professional fields: bioinformatics, computer science, nursing care, medical science, natural sciences, pharmacy, technical and biotechnical sciences.

- 1st degree study programme from other professional fields: sociological sciences, humanistic sciences, social work, if the candidate before the enrollment into the postgraduate study programme passed all the study obligations which are essential for the continuation of the study in the extent of 18 ECTS from the field of health care (Health ethics, Legal view, Organization and management, Sociology, Physiology), computer science (Computer basics, Basics of ICT) or natural sciences (Basics of biochemistry,Basics of biophysics, Basics of chemistry).

- Undergraduate professional study programme, verified before 11. 6. 2004, from the appropriate professional fields; bioinformatics, computer science, nursing care, medical science, natural sciences, pharmacy, technical and biotechnical sciences.

- Undergraduate professional study programme, verified before 11. 6. 2004, from other professional fields: sociological sciences, humanistic sciences, social work, if the candidate before the enrollment into the postgraduate study programme passed all the study obligations which are essential for the continuation of the study in the extent of 18 ECTS from the field of health care (Health ethics, Legal view, Organization and management, Sociology, Physiology), computer science (Computer basics, Basics of ICT) or natural science (Basics of biochemistry, Basics of biophysics, Basics of chemistry).

Enrolment into 2nd year of postgraduate master study programme Bioinformatics - further studies according to the criteria for promotion - is possible for:

- Graduates of university study programmes, verified before 11. 6. 2004, from the appropriate professional fields: bioinformatics, computer science, nursing care, medical science, natural sciences, pharmacy, technical and biotechnical sciences, whom at the enrolment into the postgraduate master study programme 60 ECTS are confirmed.

- Graduates of university study programmes, verified before 11. 6. 2004, from different professional fields: sociological sciences, humanistic sciences, social work, who at the enrolment into the postgraduate master study programme get 30 ECTS confirmed. Before the enrollment into the 2nd year they have to pass study obligations in the extent of 30 ECTS.

- Candidates who finished higher professional study programme and the specialist study programmes from the appropriate fields: bioinformatics, health science, natural science, pharmacy, technical and biotechnical science, to whom at the enrollment into the 2nd year 60 ECTS are confirmed.

- Candidates who finished higher professional study programme and the specialist study programme from different professional fields: sociological science, humanistic science, social work, who at the enrollment into the programme get 30 ECTS confirmed. Before the enrollment into 2nd year the candidate must pass the study obligations in the extent 30 ECTS.

In case of the enrollment restrictions, the candidates will be selected according to their result of the undergraduate study achievement. The average study grade achievement, without the grade of diploma work is considered.

As stipulated by the criteria for transfers, those students can enrol into the 2nd-cycle study programme Bioinformatics, who are currently enrolled in the 2nd-cycle study programmes in relevant professional fields: bioinformatics, computer sciences, nursing care, medicine, natural sciences, pharmacy, technical and biotechnical sciences, which, by the end of study, guarantee the acquisition of comparable competences, and to whom, according to the criteria for recognition, a minimum of a half of study requirements (ECTS credit points) from the previous study programme can be recognised as compulsory subjects in this programme. The responsible Committee at FHS UM will define the requirements which the student still needs to fulfil in order to graduate in the new program. In accordance with Article 5 of the criteria for transfers, transfers from non-Bologna study programs to Bologna study programs are also possible.

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The study programme has been accredited by the Slovene National Agency of Quality Assurance.

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