Bioinformatics and data analysis training module

25 ECTS credits, Academic Year 2022-2023 , SA2021DATAANALYSIS
Do you need or want to learn the basics of bioinformatics and data analysis and apply those skills in practice for biomedical data? Join our courses! The course is meant for everyone interested in the theory and application of bioinformatics and data analysis methods to biomedical data. The courses of training module are web-based, self-directed and can be completed according to participant’s own timetable.

Enrollment period


Mode of delivery

Web-Based Studies
Study module
Independent study

Course study period



0 €

Education information

This 25 ECTS course set consists of an introductory, two theoretical courses, two practical courses and a final training project.

The courses are recommended to be completed at the following order:

  • Introduction and learning tools to the continuous education in bioinformatics and data analysis, 1 ECTS
  • Data models and methods, module 1, 3 ECTS
  • Data analysis in practice, module 1, 3 ECTS
  • Data models and methods, module 2, 5 ECTS
  • Data analysis in practice, module 2, 3 ECTS
  • Training project in bioinformatics and data analysis part 1, 5 ECTS
  • Training project in bioinformatics and data analysis part 2, 5 ECTS

In case the applicant/student does not have some previous knowledge or skills, additional courses from bioinformatics minor from FBMM can be taken:

  • Bio-data, 5 ECTS
  • Data mining and data-based models, 5 ECTS
  • Elementary Programming, 5 ECTS

  • Mathematics for biomedical data analysis, 5 ECTS

The content of training module includes:

  • Preprocessing and finding biomedical data, construct and answer relevant questions.
  • Different data analysis methods related to machine learning and neural networks and their requirements and limitations.
  • Programming language R and software tools Keras, Tensorboard and Galaxy.

The studies are free of charge (funded by the Ministry of Education and Culture).

Education format

Continuous learning
Continuing training


Academic Year 2022-2023



Course organiser

University of Oulu



Prerequisities and co-requisites

Suitable background (e.g. biochemistry, biology, chemistry, mathematics, computer science/programming, statistics, medicine, dentistry etc.).

Contact information

More information and contact information

Krista Juurikka,
Last updated: 2.3.2023