Module Overview

Introduction to Programming for Biology

The aim of this module is to provide learners with an introduction to programing as applied to Biological and Health Sciences. This module will support later work in bioinformatics and data analytics.

Module Code

BIOL 2113

ECTS Credits


*Curricular information is subject to change

Introduction to programming

Use of the command line

Data types in Python (numbers, strings, lists, array, Booleans)

Python commands (functions, conditional statements, loops)

Creating a programme in Python

Analysis of genomes (finding open reading frames and mapping mRNA to genomes)

Basic phylogenetic analysis

Lectures (12h), workshops (18h) self-directed learning (70h)

Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown %
Other Assessment(s)100