Master of Science in Computational Biology

Programme Code: CR_SCMPB_9
Mode of Delivery:Full Time, Part Time
No. of Semesters:3
NFQ Level:9
Embedded Award:No
Programme Credits:90
programmeReviewDate:March 2021
Field of Study:Biotechnology

Programme Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this programme the graduate will be able to demonstrate... :

PO1 Knowledge - Breadth
  (a) Demonstrate 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.
PO2 Knowledge - Kind
  (a) Demonstrate an awareness and critical understanding of a wide range of theories, technologies and application areas in computational biology.
PO3 Skill - Range
  (a) Apply numerical, computing, statistical and analytical skills to solve complex biological problems.
PO4 Skill - Selectivity
  (a) Independently acquire, assess and select  knowledge in novel and emerging biocomputing technologies, integrate various principles and approaches to successfully plan and implement a biocomputing project.
PO5 Competence - Context
  (a) Apply computing knowledge and skills to a wide range of novel bioscience problems.
PO6 Competence - Role
  (a) Assume the role of Project Manager for medium to large scale in silico projects, achieve IT strategies, participate in peer collaboration and evaluation exercises.
PO7 Competence - Learning to Learn
  (a) Devise programme to support his/her continuing professional development, independently learn, understand, evaluate and apply new knowledge.
PO8 Competence - Insight
  (a) Act 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

Stage 1 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
BIOT9002 Structural Biology
COMP9036 Databases & Ontologies
Module Code Module Title
SOFT9018 Appln Dev for Biosciences 1
BIOT8007 Bioinformatics 1
BIOT8008 Molecular Biol for Comp Sc 1

Stage 1 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
COMP9037 IT Systems Engineering
STAT9003 Biostatistics
Module Code Module Title
BIOT9005 Molecular Biol for Comp Sc 2
BIOT9006 Bioinformatics 2
SOFT9019 Appln Dev for Biosciences 2
BIOT9004 Systems Biology

Stage 2 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
BIOT9003 Research Project