Postgraduate Diploma in Bioinformatics

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[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Bioinformatics is essential for analyzing and interpreting complex and large biological datasets generated by functional studies and high throughput technologies, such as next-generation sequencing. It is used to propose the following sets of experiments and, most importantly, to understand biological processes better. Biological data and the databases storing them are increasing at a phenomenal rate. Experimental approaches to study the large data pool for knowledge discovery are time-consuming, costly, and often impractical.

Through a combination of bioinformatics and experimental approaches, it is possible to select critical experiments and help optimize the experimental design. Computer algorithms are increasingly used to speed up knowledge discovery by helping to identify essential investigations for testing hypotheses built upon the results of the computational screening.

The demand for skilled bioinformaticians and researchers capable of the above is increasing globally at a rapid rate. Such personnel who can master the world of biology and computing would be the key drivers of the New Biology of tomorrow, which will be more data and precision-driven.

Through its two Centres for Bioinformatics and Computing, the Perdana University School of Data Sciences provides a nurturing environment for students to prepare themselves for entering this rapidly expanding field.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”9295″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][distance][vc_column_text]The demand for skilled bioinformaticians and researchers who are capable of the above is increasing globally at a rapid rate. Such personnel who are able to master the world of biology and computing would be the key drivers of the New Biology of tomorrow, which will be more data and precision-driven.

The Perdana University School of Data Sciences, through its two Centres for Bioinformatics and Computing, provides a nurturing environment for students to prepare themselves for entering this rapidly expanding field.

The following are the key strengths of the School in the field of bioinformatics:

[icon name=”fa-check-circle-o” size=”18px” link=””]  Highly qualified and published faculty with international exposure and experience

[icon name=”fa-check-circle-o” size=”18px” link=””]  All the faculty collectively cover a broad range of current areas of research interest in life sciences

[icon name=”fa-check-circle-o” size=”18px” link=””]  Success to key strategic partners from academia and industry who are throught leaders in the field

[icon name=”fa-check-circle-o” size=”18px” link=””]  Access to computational resources, such as HPC/Grid clusters and network of supercomputers

Through this short one-year postgraduate program juxtaposed in between undergraduate and postgraduate MSc/Ph.D. Perdana University aims to fill the unmet demand for competent bioinformaticians by offering this one-year Postgraduate Diploma in Bioinformatics program. The over-arching goal of this program is to empower bioscientists (students, researchers, and IT professionals supporting biologists) to develop and apply innovative bioinformatics solutions to solve biological problems by providing them the foundation necessary to manage and mine the wealth of available biological data for knowledge discovery.

The program will balance theoretical understandings and practical skills, with sufficient exposure to the research pipeline, from inception and critique of ideas to communication and defense of research findings. The curriculum is designed to be directly in line with the university’s mission in training professionals to help them acquire and create knowledge, think critically, and achieve their full intellectual potential to better serve humanity according to the highest professional and ethical standards.[/vc_column_text][vc_tta_accordion color=”blue” active_section=”0″ no_fill=”true”][vc_tta_section title=”Uniqueness of the Programme” tab_id=”1506359574392-764f2897-e4dd”][vc_column_text][icon name=”fa-check-circle-o” size=”18px” link=””]  The first and only Postgraduate Diploma in Bioinformatics program offered in Malaysia

[icon name=”fa-check-circle-o” size=”18px” link=””]  A home-grown program, in line with the roadmap for Bioinformatics of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, Malaysia (MOSTI)

[icon name=”fa-check-circle-o” size=”18px” link=””] The curriculum is aligned with the needs of the bioinformatics industry and the scientific community.

[icon name=”fa-check-circle-o” size=”18px” link=””]  A one year program to bridge the gap between local Bachelors and Masters programs in Bioinformatics

[icon name=”fa-check-circle-o” size=”18px” link=””] Low student numbers per intake for quality education

[icon name=”fa-check-circle-o” size=”18px” link=””]  Students from pure biology, computer science, or life sciences background are encouraged to enroll to begin their journey into bioinformatics.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Benefits of the Programme” tab_id=”1506359574463-1a256814-53b9″][vc_column_text]Graduates will be able to:

[icon name=”fa-check-circle-o” size=”18px” link=””] Develop and apply innovative bioinformatics solutions to complex research problems

[icon name=”fa-check-circle-o” size=”18px” link=””]  Further their education in bioinformatics or any field of life sciences (basic, applied, or services)

[icon name=”fa-check-circle-o” size=”18px” link=””]  Pursue better prospects in a career in life sciences, either in academia or industry[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Curriculum Structure” tab_id=”1506359705437-e6d9e69d-3f48″][vc_single_image image=”9296″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Facilities in the Programme” tab_id=”1506359753644-0cb211e7-96db”][vc_column_text]Computer laboratories with high-end workstations equipped with cutting-edge toolkits and resources will be used for the teaching and learning activities of the students. Students will have access to online databases, international journals, and the latest computing software to enhance their studies. A virtual learning environment will also support them to remain connected with their peers and instructors throughout their education.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_accordion][distance type=”3″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][distance type=”3″][iconbox type=”17″ icon_title=”About PUScDS” iconbox_content=”Visit the faculty” icon_link_text=”Read more” icon_link_url=”” icon_color=”#ffffff” background_color=”#8224e3″ icon_name=”fa-university”][iconbox type=”17″ icon_title=”Academic Team” iconbox_content=”Meet our dedicated team of educators” icon_link_text=”Read more” icon_link_url=”” icon_color=”#ffffff” background_color=”#dd9933″ icon_name=”fa-group”][iconbox type=”17″ icon_title=”Contact Us” iconbox_content=”Admission Counsellors are ready to assist you” icon_link_text=”Read more” icon_link_url=”” icon_color=”#ffffff” background_color=”#dd3333″ icon_name=”fa-phone”][distance][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_tta_accordion style=”modern” shape=”square” spacing=”1″ c_icon=”chevron” active_section=”” collapsible_all=”true”][vc_tta_section i_position=”right” i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-info-circle” add_icon=”true” title=”Quick Facts” tab_id=”1496039392823-c53927bc-0fdfc01b-eed1ccef-4c43″][vc_column_text]Recognition & Accreditation:
This programme is accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).

Course Approval Number:
JPT/BPP (R/545/7/0032) (MQA/FA3572) 01/24

Award Title:
Postgraduate Diploma in Bioinformatics (PgD)

Mode of Study:
Full-time (1 year) / Part-time (up to 3 years)

Credit Hours:

January & October[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section i_position=”right” i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-user-plus” add_icon=”true” title=”Admission Requirements” tab_id=”1496642604054-9605009e-25e7ccef-4c43″][vc_column_text]Academic Qualification Requirements

i. A bachelor’s degree with minimum CGPA of 2.50 or equivalent, as accepted by HEP Senate; or
ii. A bachelor’s degree or equivalent not meeting CGPA of 2. 50, can be accepted subject to a minimum of 5 years working experience in relevant field;
iii. Adequate proficiency in English Language as approved by the Perdana University Senate.

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RM16,000[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section i_position=”right” i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-graduation-cap” add_icon=”true” title=”Financial Aid” tab_id=”1496039392900-10e96921-71b5c01b-eed1ccef-4c43″][vc_column_text]Scholarships

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