Nov 21, 2017
Relatively nice introduction course, contents are maybe rather limited, yet as an instructive course, it does provide a clear overview which correlates well with the required answers for the quizzes!
Oct 06, 2019
This course provides a gentle introduction to the concepts and terminology associated with genomics. As someone who never took a biology course in high school or university, this course is perfect.
von Hao H•
Mar 03, 2017
simple but important descriptions about genomic data science.
Jan 13, 2017
von Paddy M•
Mar 10, 2018
Feb 28, 2016
Very basic introduction to genomics including both biology knowledge as well as computer science application in genomics.
von Rhondene J W•
Nov 28, 2016
I appreciated how the instructors presented the content in a fluid and limpid manner, with relevant examples and auxillary knowledge that you couldn't find in a textbook. The assignments provided the opportunity to apply the learned content to analyse and parse statistical data from actual journals.
The new and up-to-date knowledge I gained by taking this course made me more confident to apply to graduate school.
von Ben S•
Sep 02, 2016
The final project was way more work than any of the other weeks (10 hours!), but it was definitely worth stumbling my way around Galaxy and foreign genomic terms for that long.
May 24, 2018
The course was interesting if you want to start learning Genomics and Data Science. Some of the videos are very basic if you're a biologist but if you don't know any basic NGS and statistics, it is worth taking this course. Overall I enjoyed the course and it encouraged me to continue taking the other courses of this specialization.
von Aashish J•
Jun 13, 2016
A great introductory course in genomic data science. Enjoyed it!
von Juan J S G•
Feb 25, 2017
Muy bueno para empezar con los conceptos básicos necesarios antes de adentrarse de lleno en bioinformática y ciencia de datos genómicos
von jesus b S•
May 03, 2018
Buen curso introductorio a las nuevas tecnologias genomicas.
von Himal S•
Feb 24, 2017
It is very useful who are interested in Genomics and overall computational biology.
von Srinivas R B•
Apr 06, 2017
Good information. I would request more activity based learning instead monotonous one-men presentation.
von Piyush P•
Dec 05, 2016
Exceelent course for any beginners in Bioinformatics.
von Jen M•
Jul 10, 2017
Overall a good intro course. Molecular biology basics were covered so quickly and with terms and concepts pulled almost out of thin air, anyone without a pretty substantial background would probably be lost fairly quickly. And those of us with a genetics background fairly bored until we got to the later weeks. Still as a course designed to get everyone on the same page for the rest of the Specialization, I feel ready for the next course.
von Gareth H•
Jun 25, 2017
This course lays out the foundation for the rest of the Specialization. The course feels a little light on content but the concepts it does cover are well described.
von Ana P H•
Nov 16, 2017
The first three weeks were too easy, then Jeff Leek introduced a bunch of Statistical Concepts at once. I think I would rather have spent more time taking an overview of the field and what the certificate has to offer in application to my job as a biologist/learning bioinformatics.
The project at the end reminded me of evaluating scientific papers in college. Very useful, but out of context I thought. I think I would like to have more of a refresher in certain concepts in advanced genetics prior to being quizzed on them through a project.
Overall, it was a good course, but someone without a background in biology will certainly struggle with it
von Giulia P•
Feb 18, 2016
Interesting topic, maybe an improvement could be to provide the material as one file and not many files one for each video (also easier to consult in the future).
Dec 11, 2016
Great introductory course!
von Michael J M•
May 11, 2016
A good introduction to the topics and concepts in the field of genomic data science in general as well as the other courses in this specialisation.
I did this course close to the last (6th) being a professional in the Bioscience field for some time and so the first three 'weeks' I pretty much did in a couple of hours with close to full marks (not a boast but a statement: this course will give you the overview I accumulated in the real world; there is nothing esoteric or missing from this course).
The final assessment I found a little quirky compared to the other courses I'd done being a comprehension style 'read a research paper + answer questions' rather than a 'enter the number of X given conditions Y applied to dataset Z' as many of the other course use. Still, celebrate diversity and all that...also I can't think of a better assessment for this entry level / background course.
von Michael S•
Oct 02, 2016
Good intro for a non-biology person like myself
von Charl W K•
Feb 10, 2016
Comprehensive cover of the basics.
von Natasa J•
Aug 22, 2016
This course is great for people like me, who know almost nothing about the topic, lectures are good, points are clear, understandable and not too long. Only thing I actually didn't like is amount of lectures. The course is planned to be completed in 4 weeks and for me it was over in few days. I would like to add that I've listened the lectures from work and spent 1-2 hours a day on it. All in all, I'm glad that I've started from here and plan to continue with the rest of the specialization.
von Matthew R V•
Jul 29, 2018
Good course - solid theory, would like to see more projects than tests though. All in all, worthwhile.
von Omar S H•
Jul 31, 2018
it was interesting course but the part of statistics was severely complicated and should be taught in simple language.
von Yueqi C•
Sep 11, 2018
This is a great introduction course and help you review the basic knowledge in this field.