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Master of Science (Bioinformatics) (MC-SCIBIF) // Attributes, outcomes and skills

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Intended learning outcomes

The objectives of this course are to provide students with:

  • a broad education in bioinformatics with strong foundations in computer science, biology, and statistics;
  • significant experience in a specific area of bioinformatics;
  • ability to conduct independent research in bioinformatics; and
  • potential to proceed to a PhD degree.

Graduate attributes

Graduates will:

  • have the ability to demonstrate advanced independent critical enquiry, analysis and reflection;
  • have a strong sense of intellectual integrity and the ethics of scholarship;
  • have in-depth knowledge of their specialist discipline(s);
  • reach a high level of achievement in writing, research or project activities, problem-solving and communication;
  • be critical and creative thinkers, with an aptitude for continued self-directed learning;
  • be able to examine critically, synthesise and evaluate knowledge across a broad range of disciplines;
  • have a set of flexible and transferable skills for different types of employment; and
  • be able to initiate and implement constructive change in their communities, including professions and workplaces.