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Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary major. Units of study in this major are available at standard level.

Program structure and content

Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary area of science, involving computer science, computational science, mathematics, statistics, and the life sciences (ie. biology, medicine, etc). It is responsible for the development and use of computer systems, databases, software, networks, and hardware to solve scientific problems in a wide variety of areas ranging from biology to medicine.

First year planning for a Bioinformatics major

Essential: 12 credit points of Junior units of study in Mathematics and Statistics (including MATH1015/1005/1905), 12 credit points of Junior units of study in Biology, 12 credit points of Junior units of study in Chemistry, and 12 credit points from Junior units of study in Information Technologies (ie, INFO1103/1903 and INFO1105/1905).

Contact and further information

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