The University of Alberta offers a wide variety of courses to assist you in gaining a background in Bioinformatics. You can choose a degree in Computing Science, Honors Computing Science or Honours Biological Science with specialization in Bioinformatics. See the current University of Alberta Course calendar for more information on degrees offered and course requirements.
Currently, courses offered include:
BIOIN 301 -
Introduction to computational tools and databases used in the collection and analysis of sequence data and other analytical data from high-throughput molecular biology studies. Students will use existing tools, learn the underlying algorithms and their limitations, and will write programs to perform bioinformatic analysis. Prerequisites: CMPUT 115 and GENET 270.
Advanced topics in bioinformatics will be covered. A major part of the course will be devoted team-based projects involving writing novel bioinformatics tools to deal with current problems in bioinformatics. Prerequsites: BIOIN 301, a 300-level CMPUT course and a 300-level GENET course.
Graduate courses are also available.
(Descriptions from University of Alberta Course Calendar 2007-2008)