Computing Skills for Biomedical Sciences

2 credits

This course will prepare students for advanced graduate level classes that require practical programming and data analysis skills through active learning methods. The main focus of this course is to familiarize students with the R programming language. Additionally, students will learn about the command line on Linux-based systems, high-performance computing environments, and fundamental data analysis approaches.  The skills taught in this course will enable students to design and implement programs for reproducible data analysis, manage file-based datasets, apply basic statistical, algorithmic, and visual approaches for data interpretation, and execute analyses on a compute cluster. 

Students outside of HMS who wish to cross-register into this class must submit a cross-registration petition through Please review the course catalog listing for further information about cross-registration. 

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