About

This is a solid path for those of you who want to complete a Bioinformatics course on your own time, for free, with courses from the best universities in the World.

In our curriculum, we give preference to MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) style courses because these courses were created with our style of learning in mind.

To become a bioinformatician, you have to learn quiet a lot of science, so be ready for subjects like; Biology, Chemistry, etc…

Motivation & Preparation

Here are two interesting links that can make all the difference in your journey.

The first one is a motivational video that shows a guy that went through the “MIT Challenge”, which consists of learning the entire 4-year MIT curriculum for Computer Science in 1 year.

The second link is a MOOC that will teach you learning techniques used by experts in art, music, literature, math, science, sports, and many other disciplines. These are fundamental abilities to succeed in our journey.

Are you ready to get started?

Curriculum

1st Year

Code Course Duration Effort
BIO 1311 Introduction to Biology 12 weeks 7-14 Hours/Week
CHEM 1311 Principles of Chemistry 15 Weeks 4-6 Hours/Week
COMP 1311a CS 1 – Python 1 5 Weeks 6 Hours/Week
COMP 1311b CS 1 – Python 2 4 Weeks 6 Hours/Week
COMP 1311c CS 1 – Principles of Computing 1 4 Weeks 6 Hours/Week
COMP 1311d CS 1 – Principles of Computing 2 4 Weeks 6 Hours/Week
MATH 1311 Calculus 1 16 Weeks 6 Hours/Week
MATH 1312 Mathematics for CS 13 Weeks 6 Hours/Week

2nd Year

Code Course Duration Effort
BIO 2311 Biochemistry 15 Weeks 4-6 Hours/Week
CHEM 2311 Organic Chemistry 15 Weeks 4-6 Hours/Week
COMP 2311 CS 2 – Object Oriented Java 6 Weeks 4-6 Hours/Week
MATH 2311 Calculus 2 8 Weeks 6 Hours/Week
COMP 2312 Introduction to Databases 10 Weeks 8-12 Hours/Week
MATH 2312 Linear Algebra 15 Weeks 8 Hours/Week
COMP 2313 Introduction to Linux 8 Weeks 5-7 Hours/Week
MATH 2313 Descriptive Statistics 5 Weeks 8 Hours/Week

3rd Year

Code Course Duration Effort
BIO 3311 Genetics 1 7 Weeks 6-8 Hours/Week
COMP 3311a Algorithmic Thinking 1 4 Weeks 6 Hours/Week
COMP 3311b Algorithmic Thinking 2 4 Weeks 6 Hours/Week
MATH 3311 Probability 5 Weeks 8 Hours/Week
BIO 3312 Cell Biology – Weeks – Hours/Week
COMP 3312 High Performance (?) ? ?
MATH 3312 Differential Equations 7 Weeks 8-10 Hours/Week
BIO 3313a Biostatistics 1 4 Weeks 3-5 Hours/Week
BIO 3313b Biostatistics 2 4 Weeks 3-5 Hours/Week

4th Year

Code Course Duration Effort
BIO 4311 Genetics 2 5 Weeks 6-8 Hours/Week
COMP 4311 Data Science 13 Week 10 Hours/Week
MATH 4311 Inferential Statistics 5 Weeks 8 Hours/Week
BIO 4312a Molecular Biology 1 8 Weeks 4-8 Hours/Week
BIO 4312b Molecular Biology 2 6 Weeks 4-8 Hours/Week
BIO 4312c Bioinformatics 1 4 Weeks 4-10 Hours/Week
COMP 4312a Bioinformatics 2 4 Week 6 Hours/Week
COMP 4312b Bioinformatics 3 4 Week 6 Hours/Week
COMP 4312c Bioinformatics 4 4 Week 6 Hours/Week
COMP 4312d Bioinformatics 5 4 Week 6 Hours/Week
COMP 4312e Bioinformatics 6 4 Week 6 Hours/Week
COMP 4312f Bioinformatics 7 (Capstone) 3 Week 3-4 Hours/Week
BIO 4313 Evolution 11 Weeks 4-6 Hours/Week

Extra Year

Code Course Duration Effort
COMP 5311 Introduction to Machine Learning 10 Weeks 6 Hours/Week
COMP 5312 Deep Learning 8 Weeks 6 Hours/Week
Extension Genomic Data Science Specialization 32 Week 6 Hours/Week

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