MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

In addition to the general QS Program requirements, the Bioinformatics Track requires students to take the following courses:

Course Requirements for PhD students who matriculated in or after 2019

  1. BMI 5007 (UT-BMI) – Methods in Health Data Science
  2. PH1976 (UT-SPH) – Fundamentals of Data Analytics & Predictions
    1. alternate course option: BMI 6323 (UT-BMI) – Machine Learning in Biomedical Informatics
  3. GS11 1073 – Introduction to Genomics & Bioinformatics
  4. Bioinformatics students must also select 1 bio-related elective course

Electives:

  1. BMI 5304 (UT-BMI) - Advanced Database Concepts in Biomedical Informatics
  2. COMP 557 (Rice) - Artificial Intelligence
  3. COMP 602 (Rice) - Neural Machine Learning II
  4. STAT 615 (Rice) – Regression and Linear Models
    1. Alternate course option: PH1915 (UT-SPH) – Linear Regression
  5. STAT 519 (Rice) - Statistical Inference
  6. STAT 648 (Rice) - GRAPH Models & Networks

Bioinformatics Track Timeline

Year 1, Fall

Introduction to Bioinformatics - GS01 1143

QS Student Seminar Series - GS01 1031

Year 1, Spring

Biostatistics for Life Sciences - GS14 1612

QS Student Seminar Series - GS01 1031

Fundamentals of Data Analytics & Predictions - PH1976 (UT-SPH) or BMI 6323 (UT-BMI)

Year 2, Fall

Introduction to Genomics & Bioinformatics - GS11 1073

Methods in Health Data Science - BMI 5007 (UT-BMI)

QS Student Seminar Series - GS01 1031

1 Bio-related elective course

Year 2, Spring

QS Student Seminar Series - GS01 1031

Scientific Writing - GS21 1152

Journal Club (attend for one semester during degree program - may be done after candidacy exam)


Course Requirements for PhD students who matriculated prior to 2019

  1. BMI 5007 (UT-BMI) Methods in Health Data Science
  2. SPH 1976 (UT-SPH) Fundamentals of Data Analytics & Predictions – Or BMI 6323 (UT-BMI)
  3. BIOC 571 (Rice) Sequence Analysis
  4. 1 Bio-related Elective course