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Advanced Bachelor of Bioinformatics

Howest University of Applied Sciences

24 months
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1033 EUR/year
1033 EUR/year
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About

Bioinformatics is a new and spectacular field which uses methods from informatics to store and process molecular biological information (DNA, proteins, functions). The Advanced Bachelor of Bioinformatics programme is offered at Howest University of Applied Sciences.

Overview

In bioinformatics, molecular biology is combined with informatics and programming. A bioinformatics scientist is capable of retrieving the necessary information from databases and of using these to make predictions. The Advanced Bachelor of Bioinformatics programme is offered at Howest University of Applied Sciences.

As a bioinformatician you will look for application possibilities of informatics within the (biological/biomedical) laboratory.

  • Informatics scientist:
application of informatics techniques to storage, organizing and sharing (molecular biological) data 
  • Bioinformatics scientist: 
data processing and (statistical) analysis by means of bioinformatics tools in a dry lab
  • Programmer:

integration by scripting and automation of bioinformatics tools

Career:

The use of bioinformatics within the biomedical/biological field of work is very widespread. Yet, it is sometimes difficult to find the right jobs based solely on a job title. Don't get lost in your search for the perfect job title, but dare to search more broadly for relevant jobs. A limited and incomplete list of possible work areas:

  • Laboratories for Molecular Diagnostics within hospitals are increasingly making use of "Next-Generation Sequencing" within the field of DNA diagnostics.
  • Centers for Medical Genetics provide services and research for the diagnosis and care of patients with hereditary disorders.
  • University research groups within Biotechnology are conducting their experiments on a larger scale and need IT solutions to process the produced molecular data.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Web technologies (programmer)
  • Linux operating systems (informatics scientist)
  • Comparative genomic analysis (bioinformatics scientist)
  • Data analysis, visualization and biostatistics using R (programmer)
  • Databases and data management (informatics scientists)
  • Structural bioinformatics (bio-informatics scientist)
  • Scripting (programmer)
  • Data mining (informatics scientist)
  • High throughput analysis (bio-informatics scientist)
  • Systems biology (bio-informatics scientist)

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

60 ECTS

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • In first instance, we ask you to provide us with a transcript of records proving you have sufficient knowledge of molecular biology. After we have verified this, the admission office at Howest will also verify your English proficiency (at least B2 level) 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1033 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1033 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1033 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1033 EUR per year during 24 months.

Funding

The cost of the programme consists of three parts: a fixed administrative cost, a variable cost based on the number of credits taken and a cost for the compulsory software package of Howest (in the context of legal software). The cost of the day programme (60 credits) comes to 1.033,2 € and for the @home programme (30 credits) to 652,2 € (under reserve).

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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