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Masters of Science in Computational Biology

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Award:MSc
 
NFQ Level:9
 
No. of Semesters:3
Official Code:CR_SCMPB_9
 
Mode of Delivery:Full Time, Part Time
 
Embedded Award:No
Department:BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
 

Programme Outcomes

On successful completion of this programme the learner will be able to :

PO1Knowledge - BreadthDemonstrate a mastery of advanced theoretical knowledge and skills relating to the BioPharmaChem industry, which include planning, managing and developing medium to large scale in silico projects using the most current design principles, methodologies and technologies.
PO2Knowledge - KindDemonstrate an awareness and critical understanding of a wide range of theories, technologies and application areas in computational biology.
PO3Skill - RangeApply numerical, computing, statistical and analytical skills to solve complex biological problems.
PO4Skill - SelectivityIndependently acquire, assess and select  knowledge in novel and emerging biocomputing technologies, integrate various principles and approaches to successfully plan and implement a biocomputing project.
PO5Competence - ContextApply computing knowledge and skills to a wide range of novel bioscience problems.
PO6Competence - RoleAssume the role of Project Manager for medium to large scale in silico projects, achieve IT strategies, participate in peer collaboration and evaluation exercises.
PO7Competence - Learning to LearnDevise programme to support his/her continuing professional development, independently learn, understand, evaluate and apply new knowledge.
PO8Competence - InsightAct in a manner consistent with the best interests of clients, colleagues and other stakeholders and the general public, maintain integrity and independence in professional judgement.
 

Semester Schedules

Semester 1

Mandatory
Module CodeModule Title
BIOT9002Structural Biology
COMP9036Databases and Ontologies
Elective
Module CodeModule Title
SOFT9018Appln Dev for Biosciences 1
BIOT8007Bioinformatics 1
BIOT8008Molecular Biol for Comp Sc 1

Semester 2

Mandatory
Module CodeModule Title
COMP9037IT Systems Engineering
STAT9003Biostatistics
Elective
Module CodeModule Title
BIOT9005Molecular Biol for Comp Sc 2
BIOT9006Bioinformatics 2
SOFT9019Appln Dev for Biosciences 2
BIOT9004Systems Biology
 

Semester 3

Mandatory
Module CodeModule Title
BIOT9003Research Project

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