We have opted to offer most of our advanced bioinformatics courses in the first two periods of the academic year. This way you can learn all the theory you need to start an internship efficiently. In 2021/22 we expect that most courses will be taught face 2 face again and that we can put all Corona measures aside!
A little bit of how to read the list of courses below:
In your masters you will have a Theoretical component of 15 EC, with the obligatory courses. This is the essentials course and either introduction to Modelling or Bioinformatics and Genomics, depending on your previous education. Together this amounts up to 9.5 EC. This means you have 5.5 EC left, which you have to fill up with the courses from the list on the bottom of the page (except for the intro R and Python, those are not part of the masters program). These are the official BiBC courses. In Period 1 the two main theoretical courses are given. Normally course enrolments for period 1 are already in May which is too early for those who start in September, therefore the coordinator of the master program will enrol you instead. So as a starting student (year 1 of the masters) you don’t need to worry about the first courses!
Below you will see a schedule, this schedule is made to help you plan, not as an exact … this is the way it has to be.. list. Because if you add up all the EC’s of the courses listed you will go well beyond 15EC.. Luckily you also have an ELECTIVE component which is 12 EC in total. You may fill those 12 EC with our bioinformatics courses, but you are also allowed to look elsewhere at what is offered at the University! (use this link to search the course catalogus)
As mentioned above, we have decided to offer all our Bioinformatics courses in Period 1 and Period 2, and where possible back to back without much overlap. Again you can also choose other courses (for the electives), that is fine, but you have to schedule them yourselves. They may overlap, or even been given in a different period. This is not a problem, but it is up to you to make it work in your schedule.
Why do we offer so many courses in P2? Well the idea is that you start a Major Research Project in jan/feb, that would be most efficient. Perhaps you have seen a great group and topic? And maybe that topic requires you to learn a little bit more about a certain bioinformatics or biocomplexity item which is possibly given in one of our courses. You can now follow this course before you start with your research project!! This makes you even more efficient and proficient!
(FC = Free choice course that can be taken as part of the theoretical phase or Electives)
Period 1: Theoretical (obligatory) courses (Osiris numbers can be found in the table at the end)
|GSLS introduction week||06-09-2021 to 10-09-2021||Fulltime 1 week|
|BiBC Essentials (4.5 EC) B-MBIOCES||13-09-2021 to 22-10-2021||Timeslot B/C|
|Introduction to Biological Modelling (5 EC) B-MBIOINBM||13-09-2021 to 22-10-2021||Timeslot A/D (*)|
|Bioinformatics and Genomics (5 EC) B-MBIOGEN
||13-09-2021 to 22-10-2021||Timeslot A/D (*)|
|Advanced R (3 EC) B-MADR19||01-11-2021 to 12-11-2021||Fulltime 2 weeks|
* Together with the coordinator it will be decided which course you will follow.
|Biological Modelling (Adv) (5 EC) B-MBIMOD||15-11-2021 to 24-12-2021||Timeslot B/C|
|Microbial Genomics (4.5 EC) B-MBIMIGE||15-11-2021 to 03-12-2021||Fulltime (3 weeks)|
|Advanced Bioinformatics (1.5 EC) BMB502214||06-12-2021 to 10-12-2021||Fulltime (1 week)|
|Basic Machine Learning for bioinformatics (3 EC) B-MBIOBMLB||13-12-2021 to 24-12-2021||Fulltime (2 weeks)|
|Advanced Omics (1.5 EC) BMB502316||03-01-2022 to 07-01-2022||Fulltime (1 week)|
|Cancer Genomics (3 EC) BMB521219||10-01-2022 to 21-01-2022||Fulltime (2 weeks)|
|Structural Bioinformatics (4.5 EC)SK-MCBIM21||24-01-2022 to 11-02-2022||Fulltime (3 weeks)|
Period 3: and further, preferably you now also start with Major Research Project, Minor, Writing assignment and so on.
|Computational Biology (7.5 EC) B-MCOBI17||07-02-2022 to 08-04-2022||Timeslot B/C (full period!)|
|Bioinformatics and Evol. Genomics (3 EC) B-MBIEG06||21-02-2022 to 04-03-2022||Fulltime (2 weeks)|
|Analytics and Algorithms (3 EC) BMB508219||07-03-2022 to 18-03-2022||Fulltime (2 weeks)|
An overview of all UBC/BiBC courses offered + Osiris code
|Master level comp Biol:||B-MCOBI17|
|Bioinformatics and Evolutionary genomics||B-MBIEG06|
|Structural Bioinformatics and Modelling||SK-MSTBIMO|
|Advanced R for the Life Sciences||B-MADR19|
|Advanced Omics for Life Science||BMB502316|
|Advanced Bioinformatics for Life Sciences||BMB502114|
|Introduction to research data management for the life sciences||B-MINRDM|
|Analytics and Algorithms for Omics data||BMB508219|
|Bioinformatica en Genoom analyse||BMW33316|
|Essentials (Master Cursus)||B-MBIOCES|
|bioinformatics and genomics||B-MBIOGEN|
|Data Science & Biology***||B-B2DSB19|
|Genes 2 Organisms***||SK-MCSB|
*** these are bachelor courses and can only be followed as a mandatory component in case you have some deficiencies in your background knowledge.
For those interested in a bit more Modelling/BioComplexity/Mathematics:
The list below is a number of recommended courses. The first 4 are bachelor courses, which means you can follow them but won’t get full credits (EC).
The last 3 courses are really nice master level courses. Be aware that we cannot guarantee enrolment in these courses, as they are officially offered in an other masters programme. But if you are interested, let the BiBC coordinator know and we can try to get you enrolled.