This course includes an introduction to fundamental concepts in bioinformatics and will introduce students to the data that is being managed, databases where this data resides, knowledge bases which are used to associate concepts with each other, and tools of analysis of this data. The course will have a short introduction to terminology and concepts, although it is strongly recommended that students will have had an introduction to molecular biology and genetics concepts in their undergraduate coursework. This course serves as the first course for students who wish to take more advanced courses in these topics. (Required for all biomedical informatics graduate students.
This noncredit class meets with a regular University of Utah credit course.