Provides an overview of bioinformatics, focusing on the application of the internet, scientific databases and computational methods in genomics and proteomics. The focus will be on the contribution and prospect of computational biology techniques, technologies and experimental approaches to our understanding of key human diseases.
Topic 1: Review of DNA structure, organisation and replication, transcription and translation
Topic 2: Introduction to the global genetic databases
Topic 3: Basic gene and genome analysis tools and approaches
Topic 4: Deciphering DNA and protein sequence information
Topic 5: Isolation and characterisation of DNA: molecular tools and laboratory techniques
Topic 6: Predicting molecular structures from genomic information
Topic 7: Phylogenetic relationships
Topic 8: Application of expression systems
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||demonstrate competency in characterising and manipulating DNA, RNA, and protein molecules in the laboratory environment||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||source reliable bioinformatics literature and on-line databases to critically appraise DNA, RNA, and protein sequence information||Intellectual rigour|
|3||apply knowledge of gene structure-function relationships and incorporate statistical methodology to set problems and case studies||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||critically analyse the concepts and approaches to characterising and manipulating genes and genomes||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||critically analyse the impact of bioinformatics and emerging technologies on current and future biological research||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice|
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2016 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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