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.
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.
par Douglas C•
Nov 18, 2019
It would have been much better if we could have found out why our quiz answers were wrong and what the correct answer is supposed to be.
Quizzes sometimes seemed unrelated to the material.
A "deeper learning" option, were we could read amterial that went beyond the video would have been great.
par MATHEUS D L C•
Jun 13, 2016
The last module and the final paper was a little confuse for whom is not from Biology (I'm from computer science). But the course is very well made and gave me the notion I'd like to have. The professores are very well qualified and inspired me about the subject.
par Jason T•
Aug 02, 2016
Very good intro course. Information is presented clearly and concisely, and it was pretty easy to comprehend even with no background. Only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was the quizzes were a bit too easy and I don't think touch on all the important details.
par D T•
Aug 26, 2017
Excellent short introduction to Genomic Technologies and a good starter course for the specialization. It provides a very good overview of what is to be expected in the other courses while at the same time establishing a good foundation for what is to come.
par sidney R•
Dec 28, 2017
Hard to comment without having done subsequent courses. Was surprised by what was assumed to be known by participants. Review of DNA structure and chemistry and the chemistry of contemporary sequencing would have been useful.
par Yafremau N•
Dec 13, 2018
It is a good introduction course for people how are getting into genomics or bioinformatics, would recommend for those who are starting in this field, or want to update their information on new technological advancements.
par Dan C•
Jun 09, 2016
Good overview of the knowledge domain. Perhaps it could be extended with some advanced, optional reference material for those keeners who would like to explore in more detail some of the topics presented upon....
par Makragić A•
Nov 03, 2016
The course is a good introduction into genomic data science, I disliked last week because teacher gave too many unnecessary information. But overall it is great course for Computer Scientists especially.
par Saurabh M•
Sep 08, 2019
This course is very well suitable for beginners. I am eagerly waiting to start the next course of the specialization for deeper understanding. Although, this course was very informative.
par Khoo L T•
Nov 17, 2019
This course had gave me the overview of the statistical analyses for genomic data analysis. This is useful for me as I can employ those statistical Analyses knowledge in the near future
par Thodoris S•
Nov 12, 2017
Nice introductory course for those who are new to the interdisciplinary field of bioinformatics. However, experienced users could also skip this course and go straight to the next ones.
par 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.
par Halyna K•
May 06, 2017
Good introductory course, highly interdisciplinary. You will need some basic knowledge in molecular biology and statistics in order to better understand video lectures
par 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.
par 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).
par Heather R•
Apr 18, 2019
Wish it was a bit more challenging for those of us in scientific research, but I understand the need to be broadly applicable. Enjoyed it and learned a lot.
par Lukas J•
Jan 08, 2019
A good basic overview of the subject. Can be skipped if you have some biology background as many of these topics are covered during a standard sequence.
par Elia C C M•
Oct 15, 2018
Good and helpful introduction on genomics. The use of real life examples was especially important on how we use, protect and analyze our data.
par Monika C•
Sep 21, 2019
Introductory course for the subsequent genomic data science courses. The lecturers are smart and their teaching approach is very encouraging.
par 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
par Mohammed Y•
Mar 20, 2016
This course is an amazing. What students have to do to excel in this course is, they have to study from authentic additional material.
par MedhiniSourya J•
Jun 18, 2018
it would be better if graphical representation are included for easy understanding, to the students who are going into gemonics .
par BHARGAVA R M•
Apr 29, 2016
Though the content is introductory and general concepts, it could have been done in a slower pace and a little bit more detail.
Feb 28, 2016
Very basic introduction to genomics including both biology knowledge as well as computer science application in genomics.