M.A. Bioinformatics

University of Maribor

Application deadline: Deadline for applicants: 1st application period; August 25th, 2nd application period: September 21st; Enrollment: September 30th 2014. More at: http://www.um.si/en/Study/about/Pages/Call-for-application-into-Postgraduate-Study-Programmes-of-UM-14-15.aspx
Tuition fee:
  • € 4,350 / Year (EEA)
  • € 4,350 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: October  2015
Credits (ECTS): 120 ECTS
Duration full-time: 24 months
Partnership: Joint
  • Slovenian
  • English
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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The Postgraduate (2nd cycle) Study Programme Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary study programme jointly organised by the Faculty of Health Sciences and the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Maribor.

The basic aims of the programme comply with the goals of postgraduate study as stipulated by the law. The programme consists of research- and profession-related topics including computer science, genomics and biomedicine, and is comparable with similar internationally recognized programmes abroad.

The aim of program is to enable students to acquire and further develop the interdisciplinary knowledge in the above areas:

by studying theoretical and methodological concepts.

by training for the transfer and application of the theoretical knowledge in practice, and

by learning to solve profession- and work-related and other problems, in particular by searching for new sources of knowledge and by applying scientific methods, to develop the ability to communicate within and among professions, professional and scientific criticism and responsibility, initiative and independence in decision-making and managing highly demanding tasks.


1st YEAR
The syllabus for 1st year consists of 8 required and 4 elective courses. The winter semester consists of 3 required courses and 2 elective courses. The summer semester consists of 5 required courses.

REQUIRED COURSES: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.

ELECTIVE COURSE: Selected topics in biochemistry, Selected topics in biophysics, Basics of molecular and cell biology, Chemistry.

2nd YEAR
The syllabus for 2nd year consists of 4 required and 2 elective courses, a seminar and a master thesis. In the winter semester, the student takes three required courses and two elective courses. In the summer semester, the student completes the required course, the seminar related to the master thesis and writes a master thesis. Altogether, the student collects 60 ECTS of which 15 ECTS belong to the master thesis.

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

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

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