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Bioinformatics for biomedical research31894/4115/1819/1/89
Study guide

Bioinformatics for biomedical research

Academic year 2018-19
Is found in:
  • English programme for Health, Education and Welfare, programme stage 3
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 3 credits
Weight: 3,00
Total study time: 81,00 hours
Possible deadlines for learning account: 01.12.2018 ()

Organisation of education

Teaching Activities, Learning Activities, Assessment Activities
Lecture2,00 hours
Self-study42,00 hours
Seminar22,00 hours
Supervised independent work15,00 hours
This course unit is marked out of 20 (rounded to an integer).
Re-sit exam: is possible.
Co-ordinator: Leroy Ancy
Other teaching staff: Vermeulen Stefan
Language course: No
Languages: English
Scheduled for: Semester 1


We can motivate why we included this course unit in the study program.
This course is part of the elective course units. These are intended to lead to the completion of the personal learning process. The course is included in the study program because the use of bioinformatics in genetic, molecular biological and biotechnological laboratory research has become increasingly important. The course is addressed as an elective course because these techniques are not used in all laboratories, This course needs an extensive background knowledge, therefore, it is offered at a later stage in the curriculum.


This course unit consists of the following parts:
Databases and tools for molecular analyses
Creation of a screencast

practical excercises (eg whole genome comparison, clustalW, research defined questions, PSR projects)

Order of enrolment

There are no prerequisites for this course.


The agreements on sequentiality who apply for this course in the education programme are found in the teaching and examination regulations (FOER).

Final objectives

Domain-specific Learning Outcome F 12 Pharmaceutical and biological laboratory technology
Professional bachelor students of Pharmaceutical and Biological Laboratory Technology apply the appropriate methods and technologies of the medical-diagnostic field in a scientifically substantiated manner and in varying contexts…

Domain-specific Learning Outcome F12.1
… within biological research. In doing so, they apply bioinformatics applications as and when required

Organisation of education

Interactive lectures
Computer exercises


First evaluation period
non-periodic evaluation:
- permanent evaluation based on electronic testing of bio-informatics skills and electronic or written tests and/or reports and/or exercises and/or assignments

Cf. EER HoGhent and EER -Faculty Education, Health and Social Work

Second evaluation period
An analogous evaluation is organized during the resits

Cf. EER HoGhent and EER -Faculty Education, Health and Social Work

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