It was well taught. I liked the fact the two professors focused on two different subjects- biology and statistics portion of this course. The paragraphs written below each video was extremely helpful.
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!
por Saaket V•
A good introduction to Genomic Technologies. Positives: Concise, to the point quizzes, at times funny alternatives answers. The instructor was world class. Could have included few examples of technologies and software being used for sequencing. Trends and what to expect in next five years. Linking to the applications like Precision medicine, Companion Diagnostics, and Personalized medicine would have further improved the delivery of the course.
por Raúl O R•
No es un curso que recomiendo para quienes ya han cursado materias básicas de biología, estadística y leído un poco sobre lo que es bioinformática. Sin embargo, es un buen punto de repaso si es que quieren iniciar desde cero todo lo que esto implica. Yo buscaba una iniciación en herramientas para trabajo de secuencias genómicas como R, Python o cualquier otra cosa, pero tarde me di cuenta que no era nada parecido a eso.
por ELISA W•
This course included a lot of background information which most I already had. The lecturers were engaging, however, spoke quickly. Luckily I could rewind. Some concepts were inadequately glossed over, but then tested on. Since, as I said, I already had background I could still successfully answer the quiz questions. But I could see how someone who is taking this without prior knowledge would have more difficulty.
por Jessica R•
This is an extremely basic course. In my opinion, it isn't worth $49 and is thrown in just to add to the total price of the specialization. It is a useful refresher, but doesn't really contain much information. Just a couple of topics are covered at a very basic level. You could also get this info from watching Youtube videos.
por Abhinaya S•
Average course. The initial part was taught by someone who doesn't do Molecular Biology and still tried to push off a course material. It sounded like it was dumbed down to below basic levels in some cases and while I understand the course is meant for general population, the material was presented in a very un-scientific way.
por Wesley W•
I am a PhD student in genetics, so the background material there was review from undergrad courses. Obviously some people who are not biologists will need this background. I do wish, however, that the statistics intro was more applied and covered a better intro and application to the why!
por Youssef T•
Not what I expected to be honest, needs a lot of upgrades and further detailed information as the course in total was kinda shallow for people having previous experience/degrees in field. Looking forward to see how the rest of courses in specialization will look like though.
por Abhilash K T•
Overall, the flow and the materials covered are good. I was really interested to learn the statistical part of the course, however, there were very few examples and the speaker went through all the materials like everyone here knows all the statistics that he was teaching.
por Nikita T•
Mostly, it is an interesting course, although it is very short - if a person knows something about molecular biology, then it is feasible to finish it a couple of hours. Nevertheless, probably it provides us with a good introduction to the rest of the series.
por Sergio R B•
I did not find the course on an intermediate level, it is pretty basic. The statistics parts need materials different than the videos to have a deeper understanding of the different parameters/calculations and what do they mean.
por Clara M G•
could have a bit more application of analyses, at least the statistical parts. I enjoyed the application of reading the paper and answering questions. I am looking forward to the next section of the course!
por Khairunnisaa' B S•
If you are learning this for the first time without any prior knowledge like me,this course is difficult and there are many technical terms which you have to memorise and know for the Quiz.
por Abdur R A S•
The Graded quiz regarding the statistical part was a bit difficult and the course project article was also difficult to understand and the quiz for that was also not easy to solve.
por DIKSHIT A•
1 star just for instructors English , it's really disgusting , he is saying too fast .
course content is really good .
He reminds me of Phil Coulson
por Giuliano B•
Very basic and introductive to the following courses of the specialization path. Very clear explanation, waiting for the rest of the course.
por Maria T•
Good overview, but not very detailed - very quick to go through and not for anyone who already knows something about the area of study.
por Suki S•
This was a little light, despite the fact that this is not my area of expertise. It was a goo start overall, tho.
por Sana S S•
The lectures were too long and drawling. It would have been nice if lecture slides and readings were provided.
por John M•
The course is very concentrated and short. I suggest to add more time and explain things in more detail.
por Michael O S•
Somewhat easy for an introductory course, but good for people without prior background.
por Jean-philippe M•
Good introduction to the field
Poor illustrations during course
por Kriti S•
basic introduction. The statistics lectures were new to me. good for a start.
por Harshita M•
Not worth the time for a person having a biology background.
por Dave S•
The stats section in week 4 sucked. The rest was spot on.
por Junior B•
A nice but sometimes to shallow introduction into genomics