Jul 17, 2018
A very good course for its length and the amount of time it requires. It improved my python skills and knowledge of Genomics. I'm more engaged in my pursuits than before taking the course.
Oct 07, 2017
Easy to understand and very powerful examples. Not just it made me familiar with python, it also made it easy for me to teach to my students and inspire them to pursue python further.
von Inmaculada M•
May 19, 2017
Dfficult to follow, at least for people without a background in programming.
von Stefanie M•
Jun 20, 2017
Course content is ok, but didn't prepare well enough for the final exam
von Michael G•
Feb 25, 2018
Could use more focus on Biopython, less on fundamentals
von Yuxi L•
Dec 15, 2019
The final project may be too hard for beginners.
Feb 15, 2018
could have included some practical sessions
von Jennifer D•
Nov 21, 2016
This class was really difficult. The course material did not cover what we needed for the weekly quizzes (particularly in Week 3 & 4) and the final exam was immensely difficult. Additionally, the written instructions for the final exam did not even cover some of the questions that needed to be answered i.e. repeats or questions about particular reading frames when analyzing the ORFs. I had to do a lot of self teaching using random resources and I simply didn't have the bandwidth to dig around as much as was needed in order to do well in the class.
von LE G X•
Oct 29, 2016
Although courseware video is well done
Assigment are poorly designed and imbalanced
Far too easy on end of each week
Last week final assignment overly difficult and poorly guided
The sense of progress is very small after completing the course
Biology meets programming from UCSD is better designed on pedagogy and code challenges level.
Can't recommend not worth investing time or 50 bucks
von Kagning T E•
Dec 12, 2017
The instructors explain well, but it is difficult for beginners to implement the codes using python. Therefore, video tutorials describing how to implement the codes in python would have been better to further make this course beginners friendly.
von Anastassiya Z•
Feb 14, 2016
Not enough material provided to successfully complete final exam. More detailed explanation needed for newbies in Python and especially for newbies in programming, as it is , I am assuming, target group.
von Bryan G•
Jul 21, 2018
It's a decent course, but do not expect them to explain much on how to code in Python. It would've been much more helpful had I taken an intro course on Python first.
von Limeng X•
Mar 11, 2018
very poorly taught,really don't recommend it. The Algorithm for DNA sequencing is the best in this Specialization.
von Ezen C•
Apr 10, 2016
final project almost impossible based on lectures
von Leo U•
Sep 11, 2018
von Tim S•
Apr 17, 2016
In just the first 2 weeks I found several quiz questions that are not correct. Example code in quizzes is not complete. Spacing and indentation are incorrect in quiz samples(I realize this is probably to prevent copy paste testing of code, but you cannot answer is this code correct if you don't know where they wanted indentation to line up). Lecture presentation is not very engaging, almost seems like the female instructor was forced to stand in front of a camera and read note cards. Withdrew early.
von Sachin K•
Jul 20, 2019
This course is really a great help for students like me, but it has many small problem which are. The lectures and the questions asked in quiz are very much like two shore of river did not have practically sounds. the lecture are much more focused towards genomics but really problem of data and how to handle that data need to incorporate in the course.
von Konstantinos G•
Dec 10, 2016
The Final Exam was way too difficult compared with the knowledge provided by the lessons.
von Scott E•
Oct 28, 2019
so an incredibly basic intro to python and string manipulation? thanks, guys.
von Ahmed F•
Jul 29, 2016
Poor lectures by one of the instructors makes it hard to listen.
von Mahmoud m M•
Oct 02, 2016
Very poorly organised material and illustration
Apr 24, 2017