M.A. Bioinformatics

University of Maribor

Application deadline: August, September
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
Languages:
  • Slovenian
  • English
Location:
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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.

Contents

1st YEAR: * 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.
* Selected topics in biochemistry,
* Selected topics in biophysics,
* Basics of molecular and cell biology,
* Chemistry

2nd YEAR: * Theoretical biophysics,
* Bioinformatics and genetic research,
* DNA micro nets and analyze of expressions gene,
* Advanced research methods in bioinformatics.
* 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

Candidates who completed the following may apply for the master's (2nd-cycle) programme Bioinformatics:
* A bachelors (1st cycle) programme in a relevant field: health (72), science (4), engineering and engineering trades (52).
* A bachelors (1st cycle) programme in another field: social and behavioural science (31), humanities (22), social services (76). Prior to enrolment, these candidates must fulfil study obligations corresponding to 18 ECTS credits under a bachelors programme, training programme or by taking placement tests. Candidates must fulfil the following obligations: 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).Health Ethics (3 ECTS), Computer Basics and Basics of ICT (5 ECTS), Basics of Biophysics (5 ECTS), Basics of Biochemistry (5 ECTS).
* A bachelors vocational programme adopted prior to 11 June 2004 in a relevant field: health (72), science (4), engineering and engineering trades (52).
* A bachelors vocational programme adopted prior to 11 June 2004 in another field: social and behavioural science (31), humanities (22), social services (76). Prior to enrolment, these candidates must fulfil study obligations corresponding to 18 ECTS credits under a bachelors programme, training programme or by taking placement tests. Candidates must fulfil the following obligations: 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).Health Ethics (3 ECTS), Computer Basics and Basics of ICT (5 ECTS), Basics of Biophysics (5 ECTS), Basics of Biochemistry (5 ECTS).
* An undergraduate programme adopted prior to 11 June 2004 in a relevant field: health (72), science (4), engineering and engineering trades (52). These candidates are typically awarded 60 ECTS credits and may enrol in the second year provided they satisfy the transfer criteria laid down in the accredited degree programme.
* An undergraduate programme adopted prior to 11 June 2004 in another field: social and behavioural science (31), humanities (22), social services (76). These candidates are awarded 30 ECTS credits and may enrol in the corresponding year.
* A bachelors vocational programme adopted prior to 11 June 2004 and a specialisation programme adopted prior to 11 June 2004 in a relevant field: health (72), science (4), engineering and engineering trades (52). These candidates are typically awarded 60 ECTS credits and may enrol in the second year provided they satisfy the transfer criteria laid down in the accredited degree programme.
* A bachelors vocational programme adopted prior to 11 June 2004 and a specialisation programme adopted prior to 11 June 2004 in another field: social and behavioural science (31), humanities (22), social services (76). These candidates are awarded 30 ECTS credits and may enrol in the corresponding year.

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Accreditation

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

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