Bioinformatics Programming and Advanced Topics in Bioinformatics

Module code: BS7105

This module will provide a comprehensive introduction on how to read, understand, modify, write, and debug bioinformatics scripts, with a particular emphasis on developing and using effective programming strategies to solve bioinformatics problems. We will explore the relevance of UNIX operating system and programming for bioinformatics and demonstrate how to apply the appropriate statistical analysis of bioinformatics data.


  • 28 hours of lectures
  • 20 hours of seminars
  • 42 hours of practicals/workshops
  • 210 hours of guided independent study


  • Exam, 1 ½ hours (35%)
  • Programming assignments (30%)
  • Oral presentation (15%)
  • Programming project (20%)