About this courseSkip About this course
Are you a biologist, health worker, or medical student who needs to learn how to program? Are you a programmer who wants a better understanding of the medical field? Are you looking for an introduction to MATLAB?
For beginners, Quantitative Methods for Biology takes a unique approach, giving you an inside glimpse of a course and its learners. You'll study alongside students who are also learning to code.
All learners will be able to access a copy of MATLAB that they can use during the run of the course, free of charge. There will also be opportunities to put code directly into assignments so that you can test your skills and work on authentic projects.
In addition, this course uses an adaptive approach to its assignments. The more skilled you are, the fewer problems you'll need to complete in order to finish the course. If you're having difficulty, we'll make sure that you get the practice you need in order to succeed.
What you'll learnSkip What you'll learn
- The basics of MATLAB
- How to troubleshoot your code
- Basic biological and medical applications
This course offers the following modules:
- Introduction to MATLAB
- Functions and Scripts
- Data Collection and Analysis
- Arrays, pt 2
- Special Topics
- Yeast Showdown
- Pro Tips
- References and Tools
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Frequently asked questions
Q: Do I need to own a copy of MATLAB to participate?
A: All learners will receive a copy of MATLAB that they can use during the run of the course, free of charge. In addition, this course supports the MATLAB Online browser-based interface to MATLAB.
Q: What platforms does MATLAB run on?