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|CS 47800 - Introduction To Bioinformatics|
Learning Outcomes: 1. Demonstrate proficiency with professional skills needed by practicing biologists, including experimental design and execution, biological techniques, data collection and documentation, communication of results, and responsible conduct of science. 2. Demonstrate the ability to discuss ethical issues in the application of biological sciences, and the impact of science on society. 3. Demonstrate skills in critical thinking. These skills include understanding scientific methods, solving biology-related problems, interpreting and analyzing primary literature in biology, and interpreting data in a meaningful way. 4. Demonstrate knowledge of the path leading to specific careers in biology. 5. Understand the role of evolution of creating and modifying the macromolecular components of the cell, and in creating biological complexity and variability. 6. Use and understand the scientific method, including how to generate hypotheses and predictions, develop an experimental design, collect data, statistically analyze data, and interpret results. 7. Demonstrate an understanding of laboratory skills used in genetics. 8. Demonstrate knowledge of how evolutionary forces impact and shape microbial function and activity. 9. Demonstrate an understanding of the scientific method including hypothesis generation and testing, data collection, analysis, and interpretation.
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