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It will be possible—and sometimes strongly encouraged—for students to take other graduate level courses (in biology, mathematics and computer science) at UC Denver or from any other UC campus to achieve the appropriate distribution of expertise that the program is seeking in its students. Students must obtain prior approval from their graduate adviser or program director before taking such courses. The following list summarizes some of the available courses in biology, mathematics and computer science that have been identified to fill in deficient content areas of study.

Elective Courses

Computational Bioscience Courses

CPBS 7620 Genomics
Credits: 3 semester hours

Status: elective
An introduction to the theory and practice of genomics.  Topics include sequencing and mapping overview of genomes, transcriptomes, bioinformatics and statistics, population-level variation, ethics, evolutionary genomics,epigenomics, proteomics, metagenomics, and function genomics.

CPBS 7630 Computational Methods to Address Big Data Challenges in Biomedicine
Credits: 3 semester hours
Status: elective
Computational Methods to Address Big Data Challenges in Biomedicine, will be presenting three computational data modules: Bioinformatics, Clinical Informatics, and Public Health Informatics.  The cases covered are derived from three important biomedical big data initiatives

CPBS 7640 Bioinformatics in Linguistics
Credits: 3 semester hours
Status: elective

This course will be structured around understanding problems, understanding algorithms, and working through solutions from bioinformatics, computational biology, natural language processing, and linguistics.

CPBS 7655 Statistical methods in Genetic Association Studies
Credits: 3 semester hours
Status: elective

Prerequisites: BIOS 6612 or permission from instructor
This course is designed to give an introduction to statistical methods in genetic association studies.  Topics include an introduction to population genetics topics relevant to genetic association studies, design strategies and analysis methods for case-control and family data.

CPBS 7659 Statistical Methods in Bioinformatics
Credits: 2 semester hours
Status: elective

Prerequisites: BIOS 6611 or equivalent
Introduction to statistical methods for analyzing molecular sequences and genomic data. Topics include hidden Markov models for sequence alignment, molecular evolution and gene expression data analysis.

CPBS 7660 Statistical Analysis of High-throughput Data
Credits: 2 semester hours
Status: elective

Prerequisites: BIOS 6611 or equivalent
This course provides students with hands on experience in analyzing full-scale microarray datat using the statistical software, R and its packages from the Bioconductor consortium, including its usages in varios biological contexts, including SNP, Exon and etc.

CBPS 7785 Independent Study in Bioinformatics
Credits: 1 to 3 semester hours
Status: elective

Prerequisite: BIOI 7711, 7712 and permission of instructor
Variable credit depending on the student's needs. This course is listed for the benefit of the advanced student who desires to pursue one or more topics in considerable depth. Supervision by a full-time faculty member is necessary.

CBPS 7791 Readings in Bioinformatics
Credits: 1 semester hour
Status: elective
Prerequisite: permission of instructor

This is a seminar style course requiring significant student participation.  Including presenting recent publications.

CBPS 7792 Special Topics in Bioinformatics

Credits: 1 to 3 semester hours
Status: elective

Prerequisite: BIOI 7711, 7712 and permission of instructor

Variable credit depending on the student's needs. This course is listed to provide opportunities for the advanced student to participate in special courses that periodically address new and emerging technologies, methodologies or related bioinformatics theories. Class participation is required, which differs from the format of the Independent Study course that only requires faculty supervision.

Biostatistics Courses

Complete course descriptions are found the Graduate School Coursebook http://ucdenver.edu/student-services/resources/registrar/students/Courses/Documents/GraduateSchool2010-11.pdf

BIOS 6611 Biostatistical Methods I
Credits: 3 semester hours

Prerequisite: Differential Calculus

BIOS 6612 Biostatistical Methods II
Credits: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: BIOS 6611

BIOS 7711 Longitudinal Data Analysis I
Credits: 2 semester hours

Prerequisites: BIOS 6612

BIOS 7712 Special Topics in Statistics
Credits: 2 semester hours

Prerequisites: BIOS 7711

Computer Science Courses

CSCI courses are available on the UC Boulder Campus. See http://www.cs.colorado.edu/courses/catalog/ for complet course descriptions.
CSCI 5314 Algorithms for Molecular Biology
Credits: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: CSCI 2270 and one of CSCI 3104, CHEM 4711, IPHY 4200 or MCDB 3500

CSCI 5582 Artificial Intelligence
Credits: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: CSCI 3155 or equivalent

CSCI 5622 Machine Learning
Credits: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites:Graduate standing or consent of instructor

CSCI 5817 Database Systems
Credits: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: CSCI 2270. Recommended: CSCI 3287 and CSCI 3753

CSCI 5832 Natural Language Processing
Credits: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: Graduate standing or consent of instructor

CSCI 7000 Bioinformatics and Genomics

Credits: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: Graduate standing or consent of instructor

Other Anschutz Medical Campus Courses

Complete course descriptions are found the Graduate School Coursebook http://ucdenver.edu/student-services/resources/registrar/students/Courses/Documents/GraduateSchool2010-11.pdf

BMGN 7620 Genomics
Credits: 3 semester hours

HGMP 7600 Survey of Human Genetics
Credits: 3 semester hours

IDPT 7200 Scientific Writing for Doctoral Students
Credits: w semester hours

Prerequisites: have passed preliminary examination; permission of instructor

PHCL 7560 Drug Metabolism and Pharmacognetics I
Credits: 1 semester hour

 

PHCL 7561 Drug Metabolism and Pharmacognetics II
Credits: 2 semester hours

 

PHSC 7651 Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
Credits: 3 semester hours

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