This course focuses on exploring genome wide mRNA transcription profiles (aka transcriptomics) to teach students fundamental biomedical data science principles using the R software environment. Biomedical data science integrates core principles from biology, bioinformatics, computer sciences, and statistics to extract meaningful information from large-scale genomic data. The rapid proliferation and accessibility of such data provides a plethora of career opportunities for those skilled in the biomedical data sciences. Although the course focuses on transcriptomic data analysis, the principles covered can be applied to many other types of large-scale data.
Fundamental computer and organizational skills.