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Bioinformatics is an exciting field at the junction of computer science and biology. It deals with the application of computing and mathematical methods to the management, analysis and modelling of biological data, especially in relation to molecular biology.

Potential employers include research groups in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries and institutions such as universities, medical research institutes and research hospitals.

The Bioinformatics stream in the Graduate Diploma and Master of Information Technology programs are targeted at graduates who are interested in applying computer science and computer engineering skills to problems in the life sciences.

It covers the scientific foundations of bioinformatics (biotechnology and statistics), computer technologies important in bioinformatics (programming, scripting, machine learning, data mining and warehousing) and bioinformatics methods and applications in the analysis of sequence, structure and function of biological molecules.
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Students must complete 96 UOC.

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