Expertise for Professionals and Students in Biotechnology and Biomedical Data Sciences. Learn Methodologies in Systems Biology Including: Bioinformatics, Dynamical Modeling, Genomics, Network and Statistical Modeling, Proteomics, Omics Technologies Single Cell Research Technologies
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Yes! To get started, click the course card that interests you and enroll. You can enroll and complete the course to earn a shareable certificate, or you can audit it to view the course materials for free. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. Visit your learner dashboard to track your progress.
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Is this course really 100% online? Do I need to attend any classes in person?
This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.
Will I earn university credit for completing the Specialization?
This Specialization doesn't carry university credit, but some universities may choose to accept Specialization Certificates for credit. Check with your institution to learn more.
How long does it take to complete the Systems Biology and Biotechnology Specialization?
Time to completion can vary based on your schedule, but most learners are able to complete the Specialization in 12 months.
What background knowledge is necessary?
Some college-level cell and molecular biology, basic statistics and calculus.
Do I need to take the courses in a specific order?
The first (Introduction to Systems Biology) and last course (Integrated Analysis in Systems Biology) should be taken in sequence. There is flexibility in taking the middle three courses. These courses may be taken in any sequence, but are best taken in the order listed.
Will I earn university credit for completing the Systems Biology and Biotechnology Specialization?
Coursera courses and certificates don't carry university credit, though some universities may choose to accept Specialization Certificates for credit. Check with your institution to learn more.
What will I be able to do upon completing the Systems Biology and Biotechnology Specialization?
You will be able to design and implement systems biology methods to solve biomedical problems. The systems biology specialization covers all areas of systems biology in biomedical sciences.
What software will I need to complete the assignments?
You will have access to Matlab provided by MathWorks whenever it is needed. Other programs and softwares used in the courses are freely available.
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