Bioinformatics and Systems Biology Oral Exam
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How to plan your oral exam?
- Most of our courses have written exams
- Re-sits are typically done oral, by appointment. Contact the course coordinator.
Preparation for the oral exam
What you should be able to do:
- explain all concepts treated in the lectures
- explain algorithms in detail
- compare different methods on performance, accuracy and suitability for a problem
- come up with your own biological examples for problems
Note that "explaining" here means that you should be able to talk about it for 5-10 minutes, and be able to explain it to a novice in the field (e.g. your mum/dad/brother/sister/...)
When preparing you should:
- Read background information on concepts treated in lectures, especially if you do not fully understand them
- If you really get stuck, please ask the course coordinator or lecturer(s). Your exam is not the right place to ask 'last minute' questions.
- Look for any alternative methods
- Look at scientific resources and literature indicated in the lectures