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Skills you will gain

BioinformaticsBiopythonPython ProgrammingGenomics
Specialization
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Flexible deadlines

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Hours to complete

Approx. 12 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 hours/week...
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English

Subtitles: English...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Week One

This week we will have an overview of Python and take the first steps towards programming....
Reading
5 videos (Total 58 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
Video5 videos
Lecture 2.1 - First Steps Toward Programming Part 110m
Lecture 2.2 - First Steps Toward Programming Part 215m
Lecture 2.3 - First Steps Toward Programming Part 3 (8:57)8m
Lecture 2.4 - First Steps Toward Programming Part 4 (9:58)9m
Reading3 readings
Welcome10m
Pre-Course Survey10m
Syllabus10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Lecture 1 Quiz6m
Lecture 2 Quiz24m
Week
2
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Week Two

In this module, we'll be taking a look at Data Structures and Ifs and Loops....
Reading
4 videos (Total 50 min), 2 quizzes
Video4 videos
Lecture 3.2: Data Structures Part 2 (10:41)10m
Lecture 4.1: Ifs and Loops Part 1 (11:26)11m
Lecture 4.2: Ifs and Loops Part 2 (15:28)15m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Lecture 3 Quiz20m
Lecture 4 Quiz20m
Week
3
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Week Three

In this module, we have a long three-part lecture on Functions as well as a 10-minute look at Modules and Packages....
Reading
4 videos (Total 38 min), 2 quizzes
Video4 videos
Lecture 5.2: Functions Part 2 (8:20)8m
Lecture 5.3: Functions Part 3 (13:24)13m
Lecture 6: Modules and Packages (10:32)10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Lecture 5 Quiz20m
Lecture 6 Quiz12m
Week
4
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Week Four

In this module, we have another long three-part lecture, this time about Communicating with the Outside, as well as a final lecture about Biopython....
Reading
4 videos (Total 46 min), 2 readings, 3 quizzes
Video4 videos
Lecture 7.2: Communicating with the Outside Part 2 (7:38)7m
Lecture 7.3: Communicating with the Outside Part 3 (17:42)17m
Lecture 8: Biopython (13:32)13m
Reading2 readings
Final Exam Instructions10m
Post Course Survey10m
Quiz3 practice exercises
Lecture 7 Quiz10m
Lecture 8 Quiz10m
Final Exam (Read Instructions First)20m
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Top Reviews

By KRJul 17th 2018

A very good course for its length and the amount of time it requires. It improved my python skills and knowledge of Genomics. I'm more engaged in my pursuits than before taking the course.

By JDOct 7th 2017

Easy to understand and very powerful examples. Not just it made me familiar with python, it also made it easy for me to teach to my students and inspire them to pursue python further.

Instructors

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Mihaela Pertea, PhD

Assistant Professor
Center for Computational Biology
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Steven Salzberg, PhD

Professor
Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, and Biostatistics

About Johns Hopkins University

The mission of The Johns Hopkins University is to educate its students and cultivate their capacity for life-long learning, to foster independent and original research, and to bring the benefits of discovery to the world....

About the Genomic Data Science Specialization

This specialization covers the concepts and tools to understand, analyze, and interpret data from next generation sequencing experiments. It teaches the most common tools used in genomic data science including how to use the command line, Python, R, Bioconductor, and Galaxy. The sequence is a stand alone introduction to genomic data science or a perfect compliment to a primary degree or postdoc in biology, molecular biology, or genetics. To audit Genomic Data Science courses for free, visit https://www.coursera.org/jhu, click the course, click Enroll, and select Audit....
Genomic Data Science

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